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USA: China and US call on North Korea to suspend nuclear weapons programme - Tillerson02:08

USA: China and US call on North Korea to suspend nuclear weapons programme - Tillerson

United States, Washington DC
June 22, 2017 at 02:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, talked up the joint efforts of the USA and China in tackling the perceived nuclear threat from North Korea, during a joint statement with James Mattis, US Defence Secretary, from Washington DC, Wednesday.

"We both call for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. And we call on the DPRK to halt its illegal nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile tests as stipulated in the UN Security Council resolutions," stated Tillerson.

In turn, Mattis stated in regards to the death of Otto Frederick Warmbier, "There's no way we can look at a situation like this with any understanding. this goes beyond any sort of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility to any human being."

Warmbier was an American college student imprisoned in North Korea from January 2016 to June 2017, after confessing have stolen a political poster. During his imprisonment, he fell into coma as a result of botulism, according to the North Korean authorities. He was sent back to the US last Tuesday on humanitarian grounds, but died a week after returning home.

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Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, talked up the joint efforts of the USA and China in tackling the perceived nuclear threat from North Korea, during a joint statement with James Mattis, US Defence Secretary, from Washington DC, Wednesday.

"We both call for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. And we call on the DPRK to halt its illegal nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile tests as stipulated in the UN Security Council resolutions," stated Tillerson.

In turn, Mattis stated in regards to the death of Otto Frederick Warmbier, "There's no way we can look at a situation like this with any understanding. this goes beyond any sort of understanding of law and order, of humanity, of responsibility to any human being."

Warmbier was an American college student imprisoned in North Korea from January 2016 to June 2017, after confessing have stolen a political poster. During his imprisonment, he fell into coma as a result of botulism, according to the North Korean authorities. He was sent back to the US last Tuesday on humanitarian grounds, but died a week after returning home.

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