US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has claimed that the international community remains firm on not accepting a nuclear North Korea and a “sustained cessation of North Korea’s threatening behavior” was needed before the United States could talk with Pyongyang about its development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
“North Korea must earn its way back to the table. The pressure campaign must and will continue until denuclearization is achieved,” Tillerson adressed the United Nations Security Council on Friday.
Tillerson went on to say all Security Council member states should fully implement the UN resolutions urging countries which have so far failed to comply with the resolutions to further isolate Pyongyang politically and economically to cut off funds for its nuclear and missile programs.
He also called on China and Russia to increase pressure on North Korea by going beyond the implementation of UN sanctions.