US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said nuclear weapons will not bring security for North Korea’s government, amid an escalating war of words between officials from the two countries.
“North Korea may assume that nuclear weapons will ensure the survival of its regime. In truth, nuclear weapons are clearly only leading to greater isolation, ignominy and deprivation,” Tillerson said on Thursday at the UN Security Council.
He stated that China’s assistance is vital to roll back Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.
“If China truly desires to denuclearize the Korean peninsula to promote stability and to avoid conflict in that sensitive region right on its own border, now’s the time to work with the rest of us … to put the kind of pressure on North Korea that can change its strategic calculations before it’s too late,” he added.
In a speech to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader…