Friday, March 17, 2017

Tillerson:Mil. Action on N. Korea Is "an Option;" Used If N. Korea Provokes US Forces in S. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned today (March 17, 2017) that the U.S. will take military action against North Korea if it was provoked, according to the CNN website.

Speaking in Seoul at a joint press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, Tillerson said Washington's policy of "strategic patience" has ended.

"Certainly, we do not want things to get to a military conflict... 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," he said.

"If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe that requires action, that option is on the table," Tillerson added.

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