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Tillerson says U.S. will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea
August 27, 2017 / 1:53 PM / in 3 months

Tillerson says U.S. will keep up 'peaceful pressure' on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday the firing of three ballistic missiles by North Korea this week was a provocative act but that the United States will continue to seek a peaceful resolution.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

“We do view it as a provocative act against the United States and our allies,” Tillerson said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. “We’re going to continue our peaceful pressure campaign as I have described it, working with allies, working with China as well to see if we can bring the regime in Pyongyang to the negotiating table.”

Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Mary Milliken

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