The Trump administration is willing to have direct negotiations with North Korea if Pyongyang purses giving up its nuclear weapons, according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
“Our approach to North Korea is to have them change their posture towards any future talks,” Tillerson said in an interview with NPR aired Friday. “We do not seek a collapse of the regime. We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula. We seek a denuclearized Korean peninsula.”
“North Korea has to decide they’re ready to talk to us about the right agenda — and the right agenda is not simply stopping where they are for a few more months or a few more years and then resuming things. That’s been the agenda for the last 20 years,” Tillerson said.