Tillerson to press China and ASEAN states on North Korea in Manila

Tillerson to press China and ASEAN states on North Korea in ManilaBy David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press China and other Asian countries to take tougher action against North Korea when he attends regional meetings in Manila starting this week, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. Susan Thornton, the acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said Tillerson would have the chance to engage with China’s foreign minister at the meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Manila, but had no plans to meet North Korea’s foreign minister there.



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