Tillerson calls North Korea nuclear testing 'disappointing, disturbing'

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivers remarks to the employees at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said both economic and diplomatic pressure will continue to be applied to North Korea in the wake of a ballistic missile launch.

“The ongoing testing is disappointing, disturbing and we ask that they cease that,” Tillerson said on Sunday in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week.

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe