Trump administration confirms it is in direct talks with North Korea over nuclear programme

30 Sep

“We are probing, so stay tuned,” he told reporters.

“We ask. We have lines of communication with Pyongyang. We’re not in a dark situation, a blackout, we have a couple, three channels open to Pyongyang.”

“We can talk to them, we do talk to them,” he said.

Asked whether China was acting as a go-between for the contacts, Mr Tillerson said: “Our own channels.”

Tensions have increased in northeast Asia with Kim Jong-un’s regime carrying out a series a missile tests and detonating a nuclear bomb earlier this month.

South Korean media reported on Saturday that North Korean missiles were being moved from a research facility, suggesting another provocation could be imminent.

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