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Tillerson: US intends to take global action against N.Korea at UNSC

Tillerson: US intends to take stong actions against N.Korea in UNSC
The US Secretary of State Tillerson called for taking a global action to stop North Korea from launching more ballistic missiles and he confirmed  that the US plans to take strong actions against Pyongyang in the session of the UN Security Council. 

"As we, along with others, have made clear, we will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea," he said.

The night before the drills commenced, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the ICBM test as a "new escalation," against US,  adding "global action" would be needed to stop North Korea.

"There is no military option here. Even a limited military strike could escalate to a major war ... (We should) have talks about talks with no preconditions. This is what China and Russia and South Korea and Japan are urging us to do," he said.

The US and South Korea regularly hold annual military drills in March and April which often provoke a fierce response from North Korea, often including missile launches and nuclear tests.

China first suggested a suspension of drills in exchange for North Korea's nuclear program in March, when Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the US and North Korea were set for a "head-on collision."

The latest United States and South Korea drills held Wednesday were designed to display both countries' own missile strength, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.

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Cirincione said while the US drills were "legitimate," it was important for the US administration to begin negotiations with the North Koreans.

"There is no military option here. Even a limited military strike could escalate to a major war ... (We should) have talks about talks with no preconditions. This is what China and Russia and South Korea and Japan are urging us to do," he said.

While South Korea joined in Wednesday's drills, new President Moon Jae-in has long advocated a policy of engagement with North Korea, rather than confrontation.

On Tuesday night, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called for an emergency session of the UN Security Council, which will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 05 July 2017 10:27 AM
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