US Open to North Korea Talks if Missile Tests Halted
The American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says North Korea could signal that it is ready for talks by halting its missile tests.
On Monday, Tillerson said, "We've not had an extended period of time where they have not taken some type of provocative action by launching ballistic missiles."
The top U.S. diplomat went on to say that the strongest signal North Korea could send would be to "just stop these missile launches."
Tillerson spoke in Manilla, the Philippines, where he was taking part in a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
His comments follow a United Nations Security Council vote on Saturday. All members of the council, including China and Russia, voted to place additional sanctions on North Korea for its missile tests on July 4 and 28.
China, a North Korean ally, urged the country to halt its missile and nuclear tests saying the North should not "provoke international society's goodwill."
The vote, Tillerson said, showed that the international community finds North Korea's actions unacceptable. He said he hoped that North Korea would choose a different pathway that would enable talks in the future.
"When the conditions are right then we can sit and have a dialogue around the future of North Korea so that they feel secure and prosper economically," he said.
In a statement late Sunday, the White House said President Donald Trump spoke to South Korea's president Moon Jae-in by telephone. The statement said the two leaders agreed that they would fully carry out the sanctions. They urged "the international community to do so as well." They also agreed that North Korea "poses a grave threat" to their countries and Japan.
North Korea voices anger over new UN restrictions
On Monday, the North Korean government denounced the new UN restrictions. North Korean state operated media said the North threatened to take revenge on the U.S. Through its media, North Korea also restated its position that sanctions will not force it to negotiate over its nuclear program. The country also threatened to take an "action of justice" although it did not say what that would be.
The sanctions approved by the U.N. Security Council aim to cut about $1 billion from North Korea's $3 billion in yearly export income.
The UN Security Council resolution bars North Korean exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood. It also bans nations from increasing the number of North Korean workers that they permit in their respective countries. The resolution says the move is to punish North Korea for using its economic gains to develop its weapons programs.
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, said the resolution was the "single largest economic sanctions package ever leveled against" North Korea. And the top U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton noted the importance of China continuing to carry out the sanctions.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho at the ASEAN meeting in Manila.
Chinese foreign minister Wang said that he advised North Korea to seek a "double suspension" plan to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula. Such a plan calls for North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a suspension of joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.
However, Thornton said the U.S. is not considering ending its training exercises with South Korea.
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Last weekend it postponed an intercontinental ballistic missile test for fear of provoking Pyongyang.
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2.And the top U.S. diplomat for Asia, Susan Thornton noted the importance of China continuing to carry out the sanctions.
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美国国务卿雷克斯·蒂勒森（Rex Tillerson）表示，朝鲜可停止导弹试射释放出准备谈判的信号 。
该言论是在周六联合国安理会的表决后作出的 。包括中国和俄罗斯在内的所有安理会成员投票决定对朝鲜7月4日和28日试射导弹实施新一轮制裁 。
蒂勒森表示，这次投票表明国际社会认为朝鲜的行为是不可接受的 。蒂勒森表示，他希望朝鲜寻找其他途径以促成未来的和平对话 。
周日，白宫在一份声明中表示，总统特朗普与韩国总统文在寅进行了通话 。声明中指出，两位首脑一致决定对朝鲜实施全面制裁，他们还呼吁国际社会也这么做 。他们还认同朝鲜对美韩以及日本“构成严重威胁” 。
周一，朝鲜政府对联合国新一轮制裁表示谴责 。朝鲜官方媒体称，朝鲜威胁要对美国进行报复 。朝鲜还通过官媒再次重申了立场——制裁无法迫使其就核计划进行谈判 。朝鲜还威胁要采取“正义行动”，不过并未透露详情 。
联合国安理会的最新决议禁止朝鲜出口煤炭、铁和铁矿石、铅和铅矿石和海鲜产品 。决议还禁止各国增加其国内允许招收的朝鲜工人数量 。该决议称此举是为了惩罚朝鲜利用经济收入发展武器计划的行为 。
美国驻联合国大使尼基·哈利（Nikki Haley）表示，该决议是有史以来针对朝鲜的规模最大的经济制裁方案 。美国驻亚洲高级外交官苏珊·桑顿（Susan Thornton）也指出，中国继续执行制裁的重要性 。
王毅称，他建议朝鲜接受“双暂停”倡议，进一步缓解朝鲜半岛紧张局势 。该倡议要求朝鲜停止核试验和导弹发射，而美韩也停止联合军事演习 。