Tillerson: US would like dialog with North Korea at some point

August 1, 2017 21:49
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WASHINGTON- The United States does not seek to topple the government of North Korea and would like to have a dialog with Pyongyang at some point, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday.

"We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek a collapse of the regime, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th Parallel," Tillerson told reporters at the State Department.

"We are not your enemy ... but you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond. And we hope that at some point they will begin to understand that and we would like to sit and have a dialog with them."

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