Trump: Tillerson's attempts to talk with North Korea 'waste of time'

In a Sunday tweet, the US President rejected the possibility of reaching a diplomatic solution with North Korea, calling his Secretary of State's attempts to negotiate with Pyongyang "a waste of time."
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US President Donald Trump has once again dismissed a diplomatic solution with North Korea, tweeting on Sunday that trying to negotiate with its leader, Kin Jong-Un, is "a waste of time."

Trump's tweet came in response to comments made by his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in which he acknowledged for the first time that Washington and Pyongyang had been in direct contact.

"We have lines of communications to Pyongyang. We’re not in a dark situation or a blackout," Tillerson said during a press conference in Beijing. "We have a couple of direct channels to Pyongyang. We can talk to them. We do talk to them. Directly, through our own channels."

"I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man," Trump wrote. "Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!"



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