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Tillerson Says ‘All Options Are on the Table’ When it Comes to North Korea

Mar 17 , 2017

The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider military action against North Korea, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Friday that “all options are on the table.”

“Certainly we do not want for things to get to a military conflict, we’re quite clear on that in our communications, but obviously if North Korea takes actions that threaten the South Korean forces or our own forces, then that would be met with an appropriate response,” Tillerson said at a press conference in Seoul with Yun Byung-se, the South Korean foreign minister.

North Korea has said that it is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the United States’ mainland, and has shown clear progress in its missile program in tests over the last year. 


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