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U.S. Is Ready to Talk to North Korea ‘Anytime,’ Tillerson Says

  • Secretary of state seeks talks after a ‘quiet period’
  • White House says Trump’s views on North Korea haven’t changed
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Former UN head Ban Ki-moon discusses climate change and the escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. is prepared to negotiate with North Korea without preconditions, but the Trump administration would first want a “quiet period” without nuclear or missile tests for discussions with Kim Jong Un’s regime to begin.

“Let’s just meet. We can talk about the weather if you want," Tillerson said in a speech Tuesday at the Atlantic Council in Washington. "We can talk about whether it’s going to be a square table or a round table if that’s what you’re excited about."