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Tillerson Dismisses North Korea ‘Regime Change’ as Warships Move

  • Aircraft carrier diverted to North Asia as tensions simmer
  • Move comes amid friction over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. wasn’t interested in “regime change” in North Korea as American warships were diverted to waters near the country amid heightened tensions over its nuclear weapons program.

While the U.S. wants a denuclearized Korean peninsula, it has “no objective to change the regime in North Korea,” Tillerson said Sunday on “This Week” program. The country must stop all weapons testing before further diplomatic talks can take place, he said.