North Korea Must 'Earn Its Way Back To The Table' For Negotiations

Mark Field British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific second from left American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson third from left and South Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun right listen as North Korean Ambassador to the Unite

So far, USA -led sanctions on North Korea and diplomatic isolation haven't compelled Kim Jong Un's government to stop its nuclear and missile tests, or to seek negotiations.

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During his first year in office Trump has repeatedly lobbed threats at North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, using fiery rhetoric that clashes with Tillerson's diplomatic approach.

With the characteristic bombast of his country's rhetoric, Ja dismissed the Council as "tool" of the U.S., which he said is "terrified by the incredible might of our republic".

As tensions between the rogue state and the US reach breaking point, China is also beginning to carry out war drills with Russian Federation in a desperate bid to force the US President to back off and not spark World War 3.

Asked Friday if he and Trump were on the same page, Tillerson denied they were at odds: "The president's policy on North Korea is quite clear and there's no daylight at all between the president's policy and the pursuit of that policy".

Pyongyang's assertion of ambitions to global supremacy came on Friday after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Security Council, "The situation on the Korean Peninsula is the most tense and risky peace and security issue in the world today".

Addressing Tillerson directly, the Russian ambassador said: "We very much hope that the U.S. will be able to help resolve the crisis on the Korean peninsula".

Tillerson also dismissed concerns that United Nations sanctions are having an impact on North Korea's humanitarian crisis, saying Pyongyang "hypocritically spends billions" on military programs "while its own people suffer great poverty".

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In October, the president said Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to kickstart diplomacy with North Korea. "Third, offering channels of communication with all parties", Guterres noted.

The White House had responded to Tillerson's remarks by insisting there had been no change in United States policy, triggering a new round of reports of a rift between Trump and his chief diplomat.

North Korea is not ready to take the blame, and harsh words were traded in the Security Council meeting between Pyongyang's ambassador and Tillerson.

He said USA communication channels with North Korea remain open and the North knows that.

Tillerson extended that challenge to other countries that have been slow to fully implement existing resolutions on North Korea, saying that it calls "into question whether your vote is a commitment to words only, but not actions".

China's deputy United Nations ambassador Wu Haitao said "the core of the nuclear issue is security". "We do not regard this claim as an empty threat".

Guterres urged an immediate re-establishment and strengthening of communication, saying it was "critical to lower the risk of miscalculation or misunderstanding and reduce tensions in the region".

Some US-based experts believe North Korea could be only two or three tests away from being able to declare the missile operational.

Information for this article was contributed by Matthew Pennington, Edith M. Lederer, Mari Yamaguchi, Jerry Harmer and Ken Moritsugu of The Associated Press; and by Nick Wadhams, Kambiz Foroohar and Justin Sink of Bloomberg News.

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