U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson Open to Talks with North Korea
To say that the history between the United States and North Korea is a complicated and contentious one is something of an understatement. Though North Korea itself has been something of a problem in the region for decades, things have really ratcheted up in the last few years for a number of reasons in particular.
First, a veritable “war of words” has escalated since President Donald Trump assumed office, and effectively ditched his predecessor’s hands-off approach. Secondly, North Korea’s nuclear program has apparently gotten a lot farther than most people ever thought it would even a few short years ago. All of this has lead to something of a perfect storm where it seems like you can’t go a day without seeing a headline related to the subject in the newspaper.
But the most recent headline, thankfully, is a bit of a positive one.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently made news when he stated that, despite recent bravado, he is very much open to talks with North Korea and it’s leader – provided that those talks are focused around the country surrendering its nuclear programs, that is. Should these talks (or the idea of these talks) fail, a number of options are on the table – including a potential naval blockade of North Korea itself as well as additional sanctions on those with business and diplomatic ties to the country.
To find out more about Rex Tillerson’s thoughts on this subject, be sure to check out the clip below.
~ Liberty Video News