February 29, 2024

U.S. would talk with North Korea “without precondition”: Tillerson

White House insists that President's views on DPRK remain unchanged, however

Washington is ready to meet with North Korean officials without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum in Washington DC, Tillerson appeared to backtrack from the U.S.'s longstanding position that talks with North Korea would only be possible if Pyongyang commits to denuclearization, though stipulated that any dialogue would have to follow a “period of quiet."

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