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Fri Mar 9, 2018, 06:49 AM

Tillerson says talks, but no negotiations with NKorea

Source: AP

DJIBOUTI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drew a distinction Friday between “talks” with North Korea and “negotiations,” arguing that President Donald Trump’s willingness to chat with Kim Jong Un shouldn’t be construed as anything more than that.

The stunning announcement that Trump had agreed to a meeting with the North Korean leader raised questions about what had changed after months of Tillerson and other Trump officials insisting the conditions weren’t right for negotiations with Pyongyang. Tillerson said that Trump has been open to mere talks and a meeting with Kim “for some time,” and had decided on Thursday that “the time was right.”

“In the president’s judgment, that time has arrived now,” Tillerson told reporters in Djibouti during a trip to Africa.

Tillerson did not define the precise difference between talks and negotiations, and it was unclear what there was for the two countries — still technically at war — would have to discuss if not a deal to address concerns about the North’s nuclear weapons program. Ostensibly, they could hold preliminary conversations to see if there’s enough common ground and good will to proceed to formal negotiations.

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Reply Tillerson says talks, but no negotiations with NKorea (Original post)
demmiblue Mar 2018 OP
ancianita Mar 2018 #1
Nash Teeth Mar 2018 #2
C_U_L8R Mar 2018 #3
duforsure Mar 2018 #4

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 07:53 AM

1. RT needs to do more than make a silly distinction. Pyongyang wants to negotiate DEnuclearization.

Jong Un put it in writing.

Since when do the Big Boyz demure.

He should step up and come up with a treaty to end the unended war, with the intention of encouraging denuclearization.

The U.S. has nothing to lose, and its military has only to lose its smaller budget pumped by taxpayer dollars.

If RT can't deal with radical proposals, then he's in the wrong cabinet post.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 09:30 AM

2. Often what Tillerson says

doen't jibe with what Trump actually does.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 09:44 AM

3. Does Tillerson even matter?

He's the most inexperienced and feckless Sec of State we've ever had. What does he do every day ?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 11:05 AM

4. My nightmare

That trump and kim will get into a huge disagreement over who has the best hair and it ends up starting a nuclear war.

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