Tillerson: Diplomatic Efforts With North Korea Will Continue Until First Bomb Drops

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US State Secretary Rex Tillerson says that Washington will continue its diplomatic efforts to solve the North Korean crisis “until first bomb drops”.

Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Tillerson told host Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump wants to resolve the Korean Peninsula crisis “diplomatically.”

His comments are in stark contrast to those tweeted by Donald Trump earlier this month, when he said that Tillerson was “wasting his time” trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He tweeted that Tillerson should “save his energy” and let Washington “do what has to be done.”

The Telegraph reports:

The mixed messaging has raised fears the world was inching towards war by raising the chance for miscalculation of misunderstanding with North Korea

On Sunday Mr Tillerson insisted there was no confusion or division within the administration.

“The president has also made clear to me that he wants this solved diplomatically. He is not seeking to go to war,” he told CNN.

“He has made it clear to me to continue our diplomatic efforts – which we are. As I’ve told others, those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops.”

North Korea has made no secret that its weapons programme is focused on building inter-continental ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear payload to the US mainland.

That threat has brought several sets of new sanctions in recent weeks and frantic diplomatic activity.


  1. The world is a stage…
    Did you see the preview for the new, international, action “movie?” Wow, it looks great! It goes like this… We (the goyims/sheeple) must now take our military to the asia-pacific region, where we will allow for the “disappearing of jets” in malaysia (to diego garcia, of course), the export of “radioactive Fukushima” products in japan, the arming of South Korea with THADD (for China, of course), and our new antagonists, kim and trump are both up for best actress awards too!!
    I hear the sequel involves China! Get your (GMO) popcorn ready!

  2. ohh ffs sake tillerson you piece of shit… just drop the first bomb …. if you don’t he will… and then amewhorica will be destroyed in one hour.. bring it on little fat kid..bring it on…. lol

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