Mattis: North Korean ballistic missile doesn't pose immediate threat to US

Mattis: North Korean ballistic missile doesn't pose immediate threat to US

Mattis: North Korean ballistic missile doesn't pose immediate threat to US

North Korean citizens observe the sixth anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il's death by bowing before the statues of Kim and his father Kim Il-sung at Mansudae Hill in Pyongyang on December 17.

Asked about the change, Tillerson told reporters afterwards that the United States would not make any concessions of its own to secure talks, but that lines of communication would remain open if North Korea wanted to come forward.

But the top diplomat appeared to soften his stance earlier this week, saying Washington was ready to negotiate with the North without preconditions, following a "period of calm".

North Korea's United Nations ambassador Ja Song-Nam made a rare appearance at the council meeting chaired by Japan, which announced new targeted sanctions on Chinese entities, among others.

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He said North Korea won't halt its nuclear and missile programs "while it feels a direct threat to its security" and urged practical steps to de-escalate the situation, including cancellation of planned new U.S. These incoherent power games are never going to win the trust of any country, let alone North Korea.

Since the spring, the US has run what it calls a "peaceful pressure campaign" against North Korea. He credited China - which accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's external trade - with helping to put pressure on North Korea, but he lamented that Russian Federation was not doing the same.

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

In his briefing to Friday's meeting, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres offered his "good offices" to avoid the dispute over the "alarming and accelerated pace" of North Korea's nuclear and missile program accidentally escalation into conflict. "The parties concerned should keep calm and exercise restraint", its deputy permanent representative, Mr Wu Haitao, said. There is "a possibility for negotiation and the option of use of force is unacceptable".

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But the waves of multilateral and direct USA sanctions that have been imposed on Kim Jong Un's regime following its missile launches and nuclear tests have now made operations so hard that some agencies are pulling out.

One of his top aides, Mr Jeffrey Feltman, undersecretary-general for political affairs, met senior government officials in Pyongyang, the North's capital, this month, the first high-level visit by a United Nations official since 2011.

"There is but one party that has carried out illegal detonation of illegal devices, there is but one party that launches intercontinental ballistic missiles. that is the Kim regime in North Korea", Tillerson said.

While Feltman received no firm commitment on talks from North Korea, he said the visit was "just the beginning" of his push for "talks about talks". He is determined to add his country to the roster of nuclear-armed nations, if only for protection.

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