September 21, 2020

“Different approach” to North Korea policy needed: Tillerson

Tillerson laments "20 years of failed approach" on North Korean issue

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a new approach to North Korea policy after repeat failures to curb the DPRK's nuclear and ballistic missile programs during a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday.

Tillerson, who arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first leg of a four-day tour of East Asia, said that part of the purpose of his trip would be to consult regional actors on possible new approaches to the issue but, as yet, did not indicate what this would entail for the Trump administration's North Korea policy.