Tillerson Says “All of the Options are on the Table” for Dealing with North Korea

Tillerson Says “All of the Options are on the Table” for Dealing with North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that it could be necessary to take military action against North Korea if the threat from their weapons reaches a level “that we believe requires action.”

Tillerson explained a tougher strategy to confront North Korea’s nuclear threat while visiting the buffer zone between North and South Korea.

When asked about the possibility of U.S. military efforts against North Korea, Tillerson said “all of the options are on the table.”

Tillerson added that the U.S. doesn’t want a military conflict with North Korea, “but obviously if North Korea takes actions that threatens South Korean forces or our own forces, that would be met with (an) appropriate response. If they elevate the threat of their weapons program to a level that we believe requires action that option is on the table.”

via Talking Points memo

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