White House contradicts Tillerson on North Korea, adding to confusion

White House contradicts Tillerson on North Korea, adding to confusion
 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appears to have been contradicted by the White House and his own department, after suggesting the US had softened its position on talks with North Korea.
Mr Tillerson said on Tuesday that he was ready to open dialogue with Pyongyang, without preconditions.
But within a day, the White House and State Department had reiterated the administration's hard line, stressing that North Korea must first commit to abandoning its nuclear weapons.
The mixed messages mark the third time in recent months that Mr Tillerson has been publicly at odds with the White House.... read more

 
14 December 2017 in World News, Views: 56
Source: BBC
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