All options must remain on the table on North Korea: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told the United Nations Security Council that “all options” regarding North Korea “must remain on the table.”

“The threat of a North Korean nuclear attack on Seoul or Tokyo is real, and it is likely only a matter of time before North Korea develops the capability to strike the US mainland,” Tillerson told a Security Council meeting on Friday about North Korea.

“For too long the international community has been reactive in addressing North Korea,” he said. “Those days must come to an end. Failing to act now on the most pressing security issue in the world may bring catastrophic consequences.”

Tillerson made the remarks hours after US President Donald Trump warned that a “major conflict” with North Korea is “absolutely” possible in the ongoing standoff over its nuclear and missile programs.

“There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told…

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