U.S. In Direct Conversation With North Korea, Says Tillerson

PhotoBEIJING — The Trump administration acknowledged on Saturday for the first time that it is in direct communication with the government of North Korea over its missile and nuclear tests.
We have a couple, three channels open to Pyongyang,” he added, speaking at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Beijing after a meeting with China’s top leadership.
“We ask, ‘Would you like to talk?’ We have lines of communications to Pyongyang — we’re not in a dark situation, a blackout.
Advertisement Continue reading the main story“We can talk to them,” Mr. Tillerson said, “We do talk to them.” When asked whether those channels ran through China, he shook his head.
“We have our own channels.”

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