Wednesday, March 8, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson To Visit South Korea, Japan, China Next Week To Discuss North Korea

VOA: Tillerson to Tackle North Korea as Nuclear Threat on First Trip to Asia

STATE DEPARTMENT — The United States is rallying regional allies and partners to take urgent steps to address the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile threat, with Secretary of the State Rex Tillerson soon to embark on his first Asia trip as the top U.S. diplomat.

Experts said Secretary Tillerson is facing an immediate challenge to bring China on board with the deployment of a controversial U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, the so-called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

Tillerson is scheduled to have talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, according to several Asian media reports.

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WNU Editor: I can only presume that the results of this trip will be incorporated into this .... Facing test of resolve, Trump pushes ahead with North Korea review (Reuters).

More News On U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson Trip To South Korea, Japan, And China Next Week To Discuss North Korea

Tillerson Traveling to Asia Next Week to Discuss NKorea -- AP
US secretary of state Tillerson to make first trip to Asia -- Reuters
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to push for Beijing to get tough on North Korea in landmark summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping -- South China Morning Post
State Department Holds First Briefing Under Trump, Announces Trip to Asia -- NBC
Tillerson to visit S. Korea next week -- Yonhap News Agency
Tillerson to Visit South Korea, Japan, China March 15-19 -- Sputnik
Thaad in South Korea: US seeks to reassure China on defence system -- BBC
Tillerson could float military response to North Korea during Asia trip -- Washington Examiner
Beijing Discussing Prospects of Tillerson's Visit With US - Foreign Ministry -- Sputnik

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