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Tillerson signaled US policy of patience on N.Korea is over -W.House
March 20, 2017 / 6:34 PM / 5 months ago

Tillerson signaled US policy of patience on N.Korea is over -W.House

WASHINGTON, March 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic patience is over" with North Korea during his recent visit to China, a White House spokesman said on Monday.

Spokesman Sean Spicer made the comment at a news briefing in reply to a question about Tillerson's reaction to an announcement by North Korea about its latest rocket-engine test on Sunday. Tillerson was in Beijing during his first visit to Asia for talks dominated by concern about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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