Trump: Negotiating with North Korea a 'waste of time'

Donald Trump has said he told his Secretary of State that negotiating with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a waste of time.

Rex Tillerson, America’s top diplomat, disclosed at the weekend that the US is in “direct contact” with Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes.

 The State Department said North Korea had shown no interest in dialogue.

“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.

“Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” he added.

Mr Tillerson’s comments marked the first confirmation that backchannel discussions have been taking place as North Korea’s nuclear tests and a war of words between the two leaders sparked fears of a military conflict. read more

World War 3 threat: Trump issues stark threat to ‘little Rocket Man’ Kim and North Korea

DONALD Trump has issued yet another chilling warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un amid fears the US President’s tough talk could trigger World War 3.

The war of words between President Trump and the Hermit Kingdom’s young dictator has continued to escalate after the Kim regime test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in July.

Now the Republican firebrand has warned Kim enough is enough – telling Secretary of State Rex Tillerson the time for talk is over.

The President tweeted: “I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man.

“Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” read more

North Korea vows to become a ‘state nuclear force’

Pyongyang calls sanctions and pressure ‘futile’ in halting its development of nuclear weapons.

North Korea’s state news agency has called the US-led effort to impose sanctions over its weapons programme futile, vowing the country inevitably will become a “state nuclear force”.

The comments on Sunday came from the Korean Central News Agency’s website Uriminzokkiri after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met for talks with China’s top diplomats and President Xi Jinping in Beijing over the Korean nuclear crisis.

Tillerson has been a proponent of a campaign of “peaceful pressure”, using US and UN sanctions and working with China to turn the screw on the regime.

But his efforts have been overshadowed by an extraordinary war of words, with US President Donald Trump mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as “little rocket man” and Kim branding Trump a “dotard”. read more