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Hyun-Wook Kim
In principle, I think they can get along as far as North Korea is concerned.feedback
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NEW Jun 28 2017
The latest person who has talked about North Korea is Rex W. Tillerson: “We both call for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and we call on the DPRK to halt its illegal nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile test, as stipulated in the U.N. Security Council resolutions. China understands that the United States regards North Korea as our top security threat. We reiterated to China that they have a diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime if they want to prevent further escalation in the region.”. You’ll find on this page all the other quotes of Rex W. Tillerson and all the other people that have spoken about North Korea. You can select these people and their quotes by date, by name, and you can easily have access to the articles from which they originated.
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Fred Warmbier

I'm proud of Otto and the courage he showed by going to North Korea and having that adventurous side to him. And so, the fact that he was taken and treated this way is horrible, and it's tough to process. But we're tremendously proud of him.feedback

Joel Wit

The Chinese are only going so far in terms of pressuring North Korea. We are hitting, or about to hit, a dead end.feedback

Donald J. Trump

While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi [Jinping] & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried! Otto's fate deepens my Administration's determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We both call for complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and we call on the DPRK to halt its illegal nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile test, as stipulated in the U.N. Security Council resolutions. China understands that the United States regards North Korea as our top security threat. We reiterated to China that they have a diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime if they want to prevent further escalation in the region.feedback

Donald J. Trump

While I greatly appreciate the efforts of [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping] & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!feedback

Adam Schiff

This has the merits of protecting Americans from going to a place of increasing danger, but also drying up one source of our currency for North Korea.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's a disgrace what happened to Otto. It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto. It should never, ever be allowed to happen, and, frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think the result would have been a lot different... He should have been brought home that same day. The result would have been a lot different. While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!feedback

Donald J. Trump

We've had a very good relationship with China, and I do like President Xi. I wish we would have a little more help with respect to North Korea from China, but that doesn't seem to be working out.feedback

John Delury

What Trump is saying is, I don't need you on North Korea now, and therefore maybe we should have it out on these other issues, like trade.feedback

Jin Qiangyi

The United States may want to smoke North Korea out with sanctions so it would drop its nuclear programs, but we doubt this will work. This is a country that has managed to go through decades of sanctions.feedback

Jeffrey Fowle

Otto Warmbier's death was a sudden tragedy for all of America, . It doesn't take much to get in trouble in North Korea.feedback

Heather Nauert

We hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier's unjust imprisonment. We want to see three other Americans who were unjustly detained brought home as soon as possible.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult. There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.feedback

John McCain

If people are that stupid they still want to go to that country, then at least they assume the responsibility for their welfare. There should at least be a form for them to fill out that says, If I go to North Korea, I understand I am taking a great risk, and I do not hold the American government responsible. Now I hope the American government will help, etc., etc. But I realize what has happened to previous American citizens, including their deaths.feedback

David Kim

He was a very diligent, hard-working man determined to help people in North Korea. Professor Kim was a man who would call North Korea as his own country. He went to Pyongyang to devote himself to the development of North Korea's agricultural technology so that the North can be self-sufficient with food.feedback

Gordon Chang

The president is going to have to do something – and it's going to have to go well beyond condolences that he gave yesterday and a condemnation of North Korea.feedback

John McCain

North Korea is threatening its neighbors, destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region, and rapidly developing the technology to strike the American homeland with nuclear weapons. Now it has escalated to brutalizing Americans, including three other citizens currently imprisoned in North Korea. The United States of America cannot and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile powers.feedback

Ely Ratner

The question we've all been waiting to have answered is, When does President Trump realize that Xi Jinping is not going to deliver North Korea for him, and what does he do when that happens? Otto Warmbier's death accelerates that day of reckoning.feedback

Sean Spicer

We will continue to apply economic and political pressure and try to continue to work with our allies. We've had, I think, positive movement on China We'll continue to work with them and others to put the appropriate pressure on North Korea.feedback

Kenneth Bae

Although we don't know everything about life in North Korea, this much is sure: innocent people like Otto are suffering.feedback

Cheng Xiaohe

I believe the U.S. will not let the issue slip away quietly and will take retaliatory actions soon if North Korea fails to make a conciliatory move regarding the detainees.feedback

Cheong Seong-jang

North Korea sent him back to the United States before he died because more questions would have been raised about his death and the situation would have gotten worse if it had returned his dead body.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

On behalf of the entire State Department and the United States government, I extend my condolences to the Warmbier family, and offer my prayers as they enter a time of grief no parent should ever know. We hold North Korea accountable for Otto Warmbier's unjust imprisonment, and demand the release of three other Americans who have been illegally detained.feedback

Scott A. Snyder - Council on Foreign Relations

The reported meeting is encouraging, but the absence of additional information and the special circumstances surrounding the Wambier case make it difficult to speculate on future releases or on the possibility that Yun's unusual visit to Pyongyang might lead to the release of other detainees as a step toward further (U.S.-North Korea) dialogue.feedback

Rick Crawford

Further U.S. disengagement opens up opportunities for countries like Iran, Russia, North Korea and China to gain influence on an island 90 miles off our coast.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

We are working through China to ensure that China understands that North Korea is today a strategic burden for them, is not a strategic asset and China's actually responded in some ways positively. We're exhausting all possible diplomatic efforts in this regard.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Today, Cuba is governed by the same people who killed tens of thousands of their own citizens, who sought to extend their repressive and failed ideology in our hemisphere and who once tried to harbor enemy nuclear weapons 90 miles from our coast. The Castro regime has sent arms to North Korea and fueled chaos in Venezuela. It has supported human trafficking, forced labor and exploitation across the globe.feedback

Anthony Ruggiero

North Korea is essentially kidnapping Americans, detaining Americans for no real good reason.feedback

Cheong Seong-chang

North Korea opened the possibility of releasing the other American detainees as well.feedback

Adam Pitt

North Korea is not a budget destination. It's not a place where you cut costs, and it's not a place where you want to take risks.feedback

Jonathan Corpina

At this point, look at the participation we've seen in the market, S&P, DOW, up about 8.5, 9% for the year. Investors have a reason to pause at this point right. We talk about the Fed. We talk about North Korea. We talk about investigations into the Trump presidency and election process. Investors are not fully scared away from that, but it gives them a reason to take a step back.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

North Korea is today a strategic burden to them; it's not a strategic asset. China has actually responded in some ways positive.feedback

Dennis Rodman

All of you guys should be proud of yourselves, because, you know, a lot of people don't give you guys credit, because this is such a small country, and not many people from North Korea can compete around the world. But for you guys to come back here in your country, with a medal, that says a lot about North Korea, because people don't really take North Korea so seriously about sports or anything like that. I am pretty sure that he is happy with the fact that I am over here trying to accomplish something that we both need.feedback

Fred Warmbier

North Korea has proven they are not nature's noblemen. We are not burdened by what North Korea says or does any longer. We've been forced to act quiet and act different because we didn't want to offend them.feedback

Fred Warmbier

Otto is not in great shape right now. Otto has been terrorized and brutalized for 18 months by a pariah regime in North Korea.feedback

Josh Rogin

Danny Gratton was only witness to Otto Warmbier's arrest in North Korea, but the U.S. government never contacted him.feedback

Moon Jae-in

I make it clear that if North Korea stops making additional nuclear and missile provocations, we can come to dialogue with North Korea without conditions.feedback

Donald J. Trump

He's a good man. North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another missile … but China is trying hard!feedback

Daniel Russel

The Trump administration has made it quite clear that this is an all-of-the-above approach. They will explore what kind of official or unofficial contacts with North Korea can advance the cause.feedback

Sherry Sheffield

The biggest question is, why would anyone go there? What kind of tour company takes people to North Korea?feedback

Jake Williams

This is a case where you've got a weaponized, government-sponsored exploit [or hacking tool] being used to deliver ransomware. If North Korea goes unchecked with this, I would expect other developing nations to follow suit. I think that would change the cyberthreat landscape quite a bit.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Our expectations have been very clear with the Chinese. Their cooperation, I would say, has been notable, but it has been uneven. We continue that dialogue with the Chinese, specifically around their actions that support revenue streams to North Korea, but also taking action against entities inside of China that may be supporting revenue streams as well. We have made it clear to them, and we have provided them a list of entities that we believe they need to take action against.feedback

Cindy Warmbier

Otto has left North Korea. He is on Medivac flight on his way home. Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016. We learned of this only one week ago.feedback

Chaibong Hahm

When North Korea started to develop weapons of mass destruction that threatened us, the U.S. tried to assure us and Japan that 'we will protect you'. And the big question then was: 'Is the U.S. deterrence real? Will it really protect us?feedback

Dennis Rodman

I'm just trying to open the door. My purpose is to actually to see if I can keep bringing sports to North Korea, so that's the main thing. I'm back! Thanks to my sponsor www.potcoin.com.feedback

Daniel Pinkston - The International Crisis Group

Hopefully, there will be some positive results. However, we must have realistic expectations, and if the DPRK (North Korea) and U.S. governments wish to communicate or send messages, there are channels to do that.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

At the direction of the president, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea. Mr. Warmbier is en route to the U.S. where he will be reunited with his family. The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK [North Korea] regarding three other U.S. citizens reported detained.feedback

Dennis Rodman

Well that's not my purpose right now… My purpose is to go over there and try to see if I can keep bringing sports to North Korea. I'm pretty sure he's happy at the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need. I'm back! Thanks to my sponsor.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

The most urgent and dangerous threat to peace and security is North Korea. The regime's nuclear weapons program is a clear and present danger to all, and the regime's provocative actions, manifestly illegal under international law, have not abated despite United Nations' censure and sanctions. Both Russia and China object to key aspects of the international order so painstakingly built since the end of World War II. It would be a war like nothing we have seen since 1953. It would be a very, very serious war.feedback

Dennis Rodman

Well, I'm pretty sure he's pretty much happy with the fact that I'm over here trying to accomplish something that we both need. I'm really looking forward to spending time with the wonderful people of North Korea and of course, visiting with the Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un. I want to thank the folks at PotCoin. They realized the importance of this trip and made it all possible for me.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

At the direction of the president, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea. Mr. Warmbier is en route to the United States, where he will be reunited with his family. The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other U.S. citizens reported detained. Out of respect for the privacy of Mr. Warmbier and his family, we have no further comment on Mr. Warmbier.feedback

Rob Portman

Otto's detainment and sentence was unnecessary and appalling, and North Korea should be universally condemned for its abhorrent behavior. Otto should have been released from the start. For North Korea to imprison Otto with no notification or consular access for more than a year is the utmost example of its complete failure to recognize fundamental human rights and dignity.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We desire productive relations. But we cannot allow China to use its economic power to buy its way out of other problems, whether it's militarizing islands in the South China Sea or failing to put appropriate pressure on North Korea.feedback

Lee Dong-ryul

Moon Jae-in doesn't seem to want to aggravate the current uncertain situation by proceeding with the deployment. Given unfavourable domestic sentiment, he is using procedural legitimacy as an excuse to halt Thaad, while taking his time to persuade China on the matter and improve relations with North Korea.feedback

Steve Grasso

[The market] deals with whatever is right in front of it, and it seems to have become calloused to whatever you throw at it. We've seen North Korea headlines, impeachment headlines. ... Impeachment was the only one I thought had a little bit of a lasting effect. But then the market just spit it out once people Wikipedia-ed impeachment and saw how long the process would take and how unlikely it would be with a Republican-run Congress for that to even ... take hold.feedback

Yang Uk

If the U.S. were to pre-emptively strike North Korea, it would use aircraft and vessels. In these last series of tests, North Korea is showing they can deter those strikes.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The new U.S. president seems determined to add to the dangers by recklessly escalating the confrontation with North Korea, unilaterally launching missile strikes on Syria, opposing President Obama's nuclear arms deal with Iran, and backing a new nuclear arms race. We will not be afraid to speak our mind. Pandering to an erratic Trump administration will not deliver stability. Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House.feedback

Narushige Michishita

The timing was interesting because these U.S. ships and Japanese ships have left. In a way, it wasn't too provocative. In a way, I kind of admire North Korea, in the sense that they have been taking logical steps. They have a pretty well-thought-out strategy that they have been developing. They are not stupid. You cannot underestimate them.feedback

Duyeon Kim

I understand the administration's predicament. It's always a delicate balance between wanting to resolve things diplomatically and wanting to deal with North Korea the way it is today, as a growing security threat. But the fact of the matter is, the Moon administration needs to deal with North Korea with eyes wide open and not be stuck in a decades-old security environment.feedback

Moon Jae-in

North Korea will only face further isolation from the international community and economic difficulties with its missile launches.feedback

James Syring - the Pentagon

Where we need to be prudent and constantly vigilant on is what is the capacity increase we can expect from North Korea and what is our capacity needed to meet that threat.feedback

Chrystia Freeland

The dictatorship in North Korea, crimes against humanity in Syria, the monstrous extremists of Daesh [Islamic State group], and Russian military adventurism and expansionism also all pose clear strategic threats to the liberal democratic world, including Canada. If middle powers do not implicate themselves in the furtherance of peace and stability around the world, that will be left to the great powers to settle among themselves. This would not be in Canada's interest.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Countering violent extremism, stemming the flow of foreign terrorist fighters, shutting down propaganda arms online remains a shared goal for both the United States and Australia. We desire productive relationships, but we cannot allow China to use its economic power to buy its way out of other problems, whether it's militarising islands in the South China Sea or failing to put appropriate pressure on North Korea. They must recognise that, with a role as a growing economic and trading power comes security responsibilities as well.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We desire productive relationships. But we cannot allow China to use its economic power to buy its way out of other problems, whether it's militarizing islands in the South China Sea or failing to put appropriate pressure on North Korea. We certainly would encourage the parties to sit down together and address these differences. If there's any role that we can play in terms of helping them address those, we think it is important that the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) remain united.feedback

Tim Farron

The alternative is a government that monitors and controls the internet in the way that China or North Korea does. If we turn the internet into a tool for censorship and surveillance, the terrorists will have won. We won't make ourselves safer by making ourselves less free. In the choice between cuts to corporation tax and properly funding our police, we should fund our police. Let's be clear – fewer police on the beat means fewer conversations, less information being passed on and less knowledge about who's who and who needs to be kept under surveillance.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

A conflict in North Korea ... would be probably the worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetimes. North Korea's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them is not new. But the regime has increased the pace and scope of its efforts. While the North Korean regime has a long record of murder of diplomats, of kidnapping, killing of sailors and criminal activity, its nuclear weapons program is maturing as a threat to all. As a matter of national security, the United States regards the threat from North Korea as a clear and present danger.feedback

Narushige Michishita

It's not very clear why North Korea has been conducting these missile tests in rapid succession. But one possibility is that it's trying to gain the attention of the United States and to improve their bargaining position in the event of bringing the U.S. to the negotiating table. If you take a step back and look at the larger picture, the reason for this is that they're trying to establish a deterrence in order to avoid a preventive attack from the United States.feedback

Narushige Michishita

Fortunately, right now it's not as if there's a clear and present danger that is sending people into panic. People have started to understand that it might be possible for North Korea to obtain these capabilities.feedback

Nikki Haley

The Security Council is sending a clear message to North Korea today - stop firing ballistic missiles or face the consequences. We want a negotiated solution, but North Korea must fulfill its basic obligations by first stopping all ballistic missile launches and nuclear weapons testing and taking concrete steps towards getting rid of its nuclear weapons program.feedback

Liu Jieyi

China is opposed to such (missile) launches conducted by the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea). The resolution adopted by the council today has demonstrated the united position of the international community against the development of nuclear and missile programmes by the DPRK.feedback

Vladimir Safronkov - UN

The choice here has to be made in favor of using diplomatic tools to the maximum extent possible. The adventurism of Pyongyang is not something that should provide us with a pretext for the increase of military activity in the region, much less for the implementation of plans of using force. The logic of confrontation is fraught with disastrous consequences for the Korean Peninsula and for the region as a whole. Some says they will talk but under certain conditions. If we speak to each other in language of ultimatums, we will never move forward from this point.feedback

Li Keqiang

On the Korean nuclear issue China's position is consistent. We are firmly committed to denuclearisation of the peninsula and opposed to nuclear tests and missile launches by North Korea. Peace and stability on the peninsula is important and ultimately the issue will be resolved through dialogue and negotiations China has always vigorously implemented security council resolutions.feedback

David Helvey

It is going to take time for the actions that China is taking to have affect in terms of North Korea.feedback

Gerard Coyne - Unite

The union machine was used against me and, as this is not North Korea, we are a democratic country and it is a democratic organisation, then I have the opportunity to call out the activity and the use of machine to an independent arbiter and that is what I am doing today. This isn't to remind people of the splits in the Labour machine, that is not the case at all. What we are doing is exercising our right to legally challenge what I believe is a flawed election.feedback

Harry Kazianis

North Korea has over 1,000 missiles that literally could strike South Korea at any time. So they need as many interceptors as they can get.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think that, frankly, North Korea is maybe more important than trade. Trade is very important. But massive warfare with millions, potentially millions of people being killed? That, as we would say, trumps trade.feedback

Jeff Davis - Navy

The system that we test today is a developmental system that's being flown for the first time, and we look forward to understand the results so we can mature the system and stay ahead of the threat. While this is not a test that is timed specifically to the current tensions in North Korea, in a broad sense obviously North Korea is one of the reasons why we have this capability. This is part of continuous learning curve. We improve and learn from each test regardless of the outcome.feedback

Kent Boydston

Southeast Asia's collective insouciance has helped Pyongyang fly mostly under the radar, fill its coffers, and keep its criminal enterprises afloat. Indeed, DPRK-ASEAN trade is relatively small pickings, but $181 million per year is not nothing. The world should be concerned about these non-proliferation and otherwise criminal behaviors as they relate to the Philippines-DPRK relationship, although in (President Donald) Trump's call with (Philippine President Rodrigo) Duterte last month, these specific issues weren't discussed.feedback

Andrea Berger

Debacles like this are perfect examples of the need for greater attention to the global deficiencies in implementing UN Security Council Resolutions on North Korea.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

All options are on the table. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically-prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction.feedback

Shinzo Abe

The threat has entered a new stage (as North Korea tests missiles and nuclear weapons) ... there is a danger it can spread like a contagious disease.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

President Trump was also very tough regarding North Korea and in this very context he can count on us.feedback

Steven Mnuchin

We will use everything within our power to put additional sanctions on Iran, Syria, and North Korea to protect American lives. I can assure you that's a big focus of mine and I discuss it with the president.feedback

Jeff Ballou

This is not Turkey, I get that; this is not North Korea, I get that, too. But the steady deterioration of atmosphere, of civility and common decency, of outright unconstitutional behavior towards journalists, is deeply worrying. People feel that if the leader of the free world can be offensive and aggressive towards journalists, why can't they do the same?feedback

Jeffrey Saut - Raymond James & Associates

People are still profoundly underinvested. Earnings are going to continue to surprise on the upside. I think the valuations are not all that skewed based on that earnings growth. I worry about geopolitical events. I worry about this missile test that went off over North Korea over the weekend. I have to say that's my biggest worry.feedback

Kazuhiro Takahashi - Daiwa Securities Group

There are few domestic catalysts as the earnings season is over, so political developments in U.S. and other geopolitical issues surrounding North Korea will likely determine the Japanese market's direction for a while.feedback

Wang Yi

We urge North Korea to not do anything to again violate U.N. Security Council resolutions. At the same time, we hope all parties can maintain restraint, not be influenced by every single incident, ...persist in carrying out Security Council resolutions on North Korea and persevere with the resolution of the issue through peaceful means, dialogue and consultation.feedback

Sergey Radchenko

Today, North Korea's sole supporter, China, is increasingly losing patience with Pyongyang. If Kim does something 'stupid,' he may well push the Chinese over the edge and lose all support. And he would not want that.feedback

Kim Heung-kwang

Unit 180 is engaged in hacking financial institutions (by) breaching and withdrawing money out of bank accounts. The hackers go overseas to find somewhere with better Internet services than North Korea so as not to leave a trace.feedback

Shinzo Abe

North Korea forcefully conducted a ballistic missile launch once again, only within one week [since the last missile launch] and despite strong warnings from the international community. This is something which tramples on the international community's effort to resolve the matter peacefully and a challenge to the world.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We're early in the stages of applying the economic pressure as well as the diplomatic pressure to the regime in North Korea. Hopefully, they will get the message that the pathway of continuing their nuclear arms program is not a pathway to security, or, certainly, prosperity. The ongoing testing is disappointing, it's disturbing, and we ask that they cease that because until they cease that testing, clearly, they have not changed their view. But I think we're early into the game of putting pressure on them.feedback

Ahn Chong-ghee

North Korea is carrying out cyber attacks through third countries to cover up the origin of the attacks and using their information and communication technology infrastructure.feedback

Zhu Huani - Mizuho Bank

North Korea conducted a missile test on Sunday, but it is not expected to cause much financial market impact as both the U.S. and South Korea have been restrained in their reactions.feedback

Keiichi Ishii

The role of the Japanese Coastguard is becoming all the more important with the surveillance of waters around the Senkaku islands, and dealing with repeated missile launches by North Korea.feedback

Shi Yinhong

Maybe the Chinese side suspects the reconnaissance plane not only wanted to know about North Korea, but wanted to know what's going on in China with advanced military equipment. Trump, because of his domestic political weakness, does not want to have trouble with China. This may be to show that Trump dare not harm the China relationship.feedback

Phil Bryant

Of course it would. The United States is reaching out – the President and the leader of China are working together, the President even said he might be willing to meet the leader of North Korea.feedback

Joe Namath

This is a major problem, and the leader of North Korea is a bit squirrelly, you know? I don't know, Karl mentioned bringing China on board – it's going to take a combined effort of countries, and I like the idea of what you said about embargo, and other countries need to get involved other than just the United States.feedback

Stephen Rademaker

Pyongyang is nuclear-armed and is determined to remain that way, despite sanctions and diplomacy.feedback

Lee Hee-beom

South Korea will welcome North Korea and when they decide to come the South Korean government will allow them to come by road and when they have supporting teams the Korean government will allow them to come by ship. All nations are very welcome, including North Korea and Russia. We want it to be the peace Games. The participation of Russia is not my authority. Before when the public was asked what they thought about Pyeongchang 2018, 47 percent said 'scandal.feedback

Lee Duk-haeng

Our most basic stance is that communication lines between South and North Korea should open. The Unification Ministry has considered options on this internally but nothing has been decided yet.feedback

Nobuhiko Kuramochi - Mizuho Securities

Worries about European politics and North Korea have receded. The earnings are mostly over. But now we have worries about the Trump Administration. Given that there are some stock indexes that have risen more than 10 per cent so far this year, we may be entering a consolidation phase.feedback

Carla Park Freeman

You could really see China's emergency-response system kicking in, and see how China might deal with North Korea.feedback

Simon Choi

We are talking about a possibility, not that this was done by North Korea. We have underestimated North Korea so far that since North Korea is poor, it wouldn't have any technologies. But North Korea has been preparing cyber skills for more than 10 years and its skill is significant. We should never underestimate it.feedback

Nikki Haley

We are willing to talk, but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any tests there. If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea we will call you out on it, we will make sure that everyone knows who you are and we will target sanctions toward you as well. I believe that China will stay true to that and we will come together on how we're going to do that. We have not seen anything from them in the past week but we are encouraging them to continue moving forward.feedback

Thomas J. Reese - National Catholic Reporter

If the Chinese president can educate him on North Korea in 15 minutes, hopefully the pope can educate him on some of these issues like climate change and refugees and immigrants and concerns for the poor. On the other hand, it may be that all the president is interested in is a photo-op and looking presidential. If that's the case they'll give him the photo-op and send him on his way.feedback

Simon Choi

We are talking about a possibility, not that this was done by North Korea. Since a July 2009 cyberattack by North Korea, they used the same method. It's not unique in North Korea but it's also not a very common method. We have underestimated North Korea so far that since North Korea is poor, it wouldn't have any technologies. But North Korea has been preparing cyber skills for more than 10 years and its skill is significant. We should never underestimate it.feedback

Nobuhiko Kuramochi - Mizuho Securities

Worries about European politics and North Korea have receded... But now we have worries about the Trump Administration. Given that there are some stock indexes that have risen more than 10 percent so far this year, we may be entering a consolidation phase.feedback

Nikki Haley

The conversations that I have had ... in dealing with Beijing is that if (North Korea) did something else and if it looked to be long-range, which this does, and if it looks like it is proactively leaning toward an ICBM, which it does, then we would take action. I believe that China will stay true to that and we will come together on how we're going to do that. We have not seen anything from them in the past week but we are encouraging them to continue moving forward.feedback

Nikki Haley

We are willing to talk, but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any tests there. If you are a country that is supplying or supporting North Korea we will call you out on it, we will make sure that everyone knows who you are and we will target sanctions toward you as well. The conversations that I have had... with my counterpart and in dealing with Beijing is that if (North Korea) did something else and if it looked to be long range, which this does, and if it looks like it is proactively leaning toward an ICBM, which it does, then we would take action.feedback

Sean Spicer

There is no question that North Korea continues to threaten the United States and our allies, Japan, South Korea, and its neighbours, including both China and Russia, . We are calling on all of those folks in the region, particularly China and Russia, to do everything they can in terms of sanctions to help resolve the situation and bring stability to the Peninsula. But I'm not going to get ahead of that discussion at this point.feedback

Harry B. Harris Jr.

Combining nuclear warheads with ballistic technology in the hands of a volatile leader like Kim Jong Un is a recipe for a disaster. Kim Jong Un is not afraid to fail in public and every test he makes is a success because it takes North Korea one step closer to being able to deliver a nuclear-equipped missile anywhere in the world.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We now need to apply pressure on North Korea, and Japan and the United States need to coordinate closely so as to apply pressure.feedback

Fred Fleitz

It was a significant advance in terms of missiles that seem to be able to carry a fairly heavy warhead and carry it a fairly significant distance. It's going in both directions. I suspect the North Koreans also have tried to find scientists – maybe former Soviet scientists – to try to help them develop these [weapons] programs. I think there's some very tough times ahead coming as this missile program progresses. If the missile looks very likely to strike Japan from North Korea, we have to shoot it down. Or what if the missile is going out towards Hawaii. We can't assume that it's a test.feedback

Todd Harrison

If you took that same missile and launched it on a trajectory that was optimized for range, you could actually get a range of over 4,000 kilometers (or 2,485 miles).feedback

Fred Fleitz

I think it's a terrible idea because of the possibility of retaliation against Seoul.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

China, accounting for 90 percent of North Korean trade, China alone has economic leverage over Pyongyang that is unique, and its role is therefore particularly important.feedback

Lana Del Rey

I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers, including with the Korean Peninsula and North Korea, . We need to return to dialogue with North Korea and stop scaring it and find ways to resolve these problems peacefully. If you recall, there was a time when North Korea announced it was suspending this kind of (nuclear) programme, but unfortunately certain participants in the negotiations process did not have enough patience. I think we need to return to this.feedback

James Woods - Rivkin Securities

We do not know the extent of damage or information that was captured in the attack; it's likely we'll hear more details about it today but initial reports suggest it was caught relatively early and limited to older computers. We are seeing safe havens bid a little higher this morning with the yen and gold higher while U.S. Treasury yields are edging lower. Certainly contributing to this was the launch of another missile test by North Korea over the weekend... the Korean won has weakened, which may suggest the test has traders a little on edge.feedback

John Schilling

Would allow North Korea to conduct at least some of the testing necessary to develop an operational ICBM, without actually launching ICBMs, particularly if it includes the same rocket engines.feedback

Kim Dong-yub

There is enormous pressure when a missile re-enters the atmosphere. ... If (electrical) circuits break and a trigger device fails to detonate nuclear fuel, you can imagine that only some twisted metal will fall on Alaska or Hawaii, even if North Korea fires missiles at them.feedback

Vladimir Putin

I want to confirm that we are categorically against the expansion of the club of nuclear powers, including with the Korean Peninsula and North Korea. But at the same time, we understand that what we have observed in the world recently, and specifically flagrant violations of international law and incursions into the territory of foreign states, changes in regime, lead to such kinds of arms races. In this connection, we need to act in a joined-up way, (and) strengthen the system of international guarantees with the help of international law and with the help of the U.N. Charter.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

The greatest responsibility for bringing North Korea to its senses … lies with China. They have the overwhelming dominant economic relationship with North Korea and because they have the greatest leverage, they have the greatest responsibility.feedback

Jin Hyo-seon

As South Korea's diplomatic situation matures, North Korea should also show a more mature attitude, not a childish one, and contribute to (establishing a better) diplomatic relationship.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation . . . occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea. The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating.feedback

Shinzo Abe

These repeated missile launches by North Korea are a grave threat to our country and are in clear violation of UN security council resolutions.feedback

Yoon Young-chan

[Moon] said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when North Korea shows a change in attitude.feedback

Shinzo Abe

We will continue to closely coordinate with the United States and South Korea to respond to the North Korea situation.feedback

Marise Payne

Australia regards this as a reckless and provocative action that leads to instability both regionally and globally and has condemned clearly in the past North Korea for this sort of behaviour and we do so again. It is absolutely opposed by the broad international community.feedback

John Tattersall

Everyone's got a mouth full of this stuff. They're concerned and trying to figure out what's going to happen next: Taxes, health care, North Korea, you name it.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

That is the decision we will inherit as a Labour government and that is what the position is. The new US president seems determined to add to the dangers by recklessly escalating the confrontation with North Korea, unilaterally launching missile strikes on Syria, opposing President Obama's nuclear arms deal with Iran, and backing a new nuclear arms race.feedback

Han Song Ryol

These terrorists plotted and planned in detail for the use of biochemical substances including radioactive and poisonous substances as the means of assassination. These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA ... while the South Korean Intelligence Service was going to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our supreme leader.feedback

Markus Ederer

We must increase pressure to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table. That means we must consistently implement sanctions imposed by the United Nations and the European Union.feedback

Markus Ederer

We must increase pressure to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table. This means above all that we must consistently apply sanctions that the United Nations and European Union imposed. In that regard, it is particularly important that we do even more to dry up the financial resources used to fund the nuclear program. The German government is in complete agreement and the responsible authorities will now take the necessary steps.feedback

Han Song Ryol

The Central Prosecutor's Office will ask for the handover of those criminals and prosecute them under the relevant laws of the country. Korean-style anti-terror war will be launched immediately and in a consecutive and intensive way against the US and South Korea, whom Pyongyang has accused of sponsoring the murder,'' the official added without elaborating.feedback

Kim Hak Song

I've committed to devoting my last drop of blood to this work.feedback

Aidan Foster-Carter

North Korea might be really annoying for China but they need them to stay there. China needs North Korea, irritating as it as.feedback

Aidan Foster-Carter

North Korea clearly feels able to come out and be as rude as it want to be. But that could be risky if China finally says, That's it.feedback

Jia Qingguo

The relationship between China and North Korea is a little intense because developing a nuclear weapon severely damages China's security interests.feedback

Michael Spavor

Mothers in North Korea are no different to mothers in China or Canada, they want to feed their babies the best possible food. I've seen people in a store in North Korea comparing a Chinese and a Korean product and picking the Korean one.feedback

Moon Jae-in

I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security. I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula – if needed, I will fly immediately to Washington. I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo. If the conditions shape up, I will go to Pyongyang. In face of the impeachment and arrest of an incumbent president, our people opened the path toward the future for the Republic of Korea. We are partners who must lead a new Republic of Korea. We must put the days of fierce competition behind and hold hands marching forward.feedback

Zhang Tuosheng

The security situation in Northeast Asia is increasingly intense. The visit of North Korean officials brings a new opportunity to cool the tensions and pave the way for possible bilateral or multilateral talks. China would not easily provide economic assistance to Pyongyang at the request of the North Korean delegation, and Beijing is likely to take this chance to ask North Korea to give up its nuclear development and missile launch plan.feedback

Hwang Jae-ho

The forum could be an initiative by Beijing to encourage North Korea to rejoin the world. It has traditionally advocated economic aid in exchange for Pyongyang abandoning its nuclear and missile programmes.feedback

Khairy Jamaluddin

The tension between Malaysia and North Korea may be over but the country (North Korea) is facing several issues involving the outside world.feedback

Robert Kelly

But less substantially than many people on the South Korean left and Moon himself would like. That doesn't mean we shouldn't talk to North Korea.feedback

Moon Jae-in

I will make a just, united country. I will be a president who also serves all the people who did not support me. Do you dial up the pressure until North Korea feels compelled to come to the table? Or do you dial down the pressure and turn on the mood music and light some candles until North Korea gets in the mood to talk?feedback

Bruce Bennett - Rand Corporation

First of all because North Korea really doesn't have a way of attacking the U.S. directly other than maybe special forces, teams, that's clearly an exaggeration. They may be able to cause some damage within the [Asian] region.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

As tensions with North Korea have risen and China continues to oppose South Korea's plans to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, security and foreign policy has become a much larger campaign issue.feedback

Isaac Stone Fish

Moon will almost certainly pursue a more conciliatory policy towards Pyongyang, which will make it more difficult for the United States to isolate North Korea with sanctions.feedback

Scott Seaman - Eurasia Group

When I look at this, what it seems like is one of the most volatile and confusing players is Trump. No one really knows what his intentions are. His biggest risk may be people in North Korea will start pricing in his bark is far much worse than his bite. Really, the biggest unknown in this situation may well be Trump, not Kim Jong Un.feedback

Liam McCarthy-Cotter

The corruption and scandal that brought an end to Park Geun-hye's presidency has left a vacuum in South Korea at a most inopportune time. There is a need for South Korea to re-establish its strength both domestically and in the face of increasingly hostile posturing from North Korea.feedback

Paul Christopher

Geopolitical risk is one of those black swans where you can't predict the timing. You just watch. In the case of North Korea, what we're watching more carefully is whether there is another nuclear test. That seems to be the red line President Trump has drawn and it's not clear what arrangements he's made with the Chinese...I really think they would have worked something out, in the event there's another nuclear test.feedback

John Delury

It's hard not to relate it to what's going on in U.S.-North relations right now and we are at a peak. If there is some political motivation, it's that the detentions could be a pretext for President [Donald] Trump to send a high-level envoy to Pyongyang to get them out.feedback

John Delury

PUST was sort of a breakthrough. They are people who probably really believe in a cause … this very basic level type of North Korea engagement with a society that is extremely isolated.feedback

Kim Chul-ung

I can taste real fruit in the drinks that are made in North Korea, compared to drinks from other countries.feedback

Anthony Rinna

There is little doubt that Russia is making sincere attempts at building a partnership with North Korea. The idea that Russia is once again superseding China as North Korea's major international patron bodes well when viewed through the prism of North Korea's Cold War-era tactics of playing China and the USSR off of each other. Russia's main purpose in its ties with the DPRK are driven more by a Russian desire to develop and securitize its Far Eastern regions. Russia values its geographic access to North Korea as a way to reach broader global markets.feedback

Josh Rogin

With Beijing’s role in North Korea negotiations top of mind, some U.S. officials fear a key small arms package could fall by the wayside.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

We are always more assured of winning when we are fighting together. We can put the refugee deal behind you and move on. Today and together we condemn and resist the reckless provocations of North Korea. We fight together in Iraq and Afghanistan to defeat and destroy the terrorists who threaten our way of life. Today Australians and Americans stand shoulder to should defending our freedoms.feedback

John Delury

There's the wild card factor. It takes us back to one of Trump's first statements about North Korea where he said why don't we talk to the guy. He shares a premise there with South Korean liberals. Are these two guys really so out of joint?feedback

Geng Shuang

China's position on developing friendly, good-neighbourly relations with North Korea is also consistent and clear.feedback

Phillip Streible - R.J. O'Brien & Associates

If we see a big miss in the jobs report, followed by a more hostile situation in North Korea and further unwinding of the EU, then gold could see a complete turnaround and threaten $1,300. If things subside and stabilize, economic data remains firm, then $1,200 is the likely target. Either way, gold is walking on a tight rope.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We are preparing additional sanctions if it turns out North Korea's actions warrant additional sanctions.feedback

Patrick O'Flynn

It really is time to axe the television tax. If the licence did not exist and someone were to propose today in our digital age implementing a £147 a year poll tax on families to entitle them to watch television I think the idea would surely be laughed out of court and felt to have more in common with the politics of North Korea than a modern liberal democracy.feedback

Satoshi Okagawa - Sumitomo Mitsui Banking

Concerns about geopolitical risks such as North Korea had weighed on the dollar against the yen recently ... But the focus is shifting to whether the (strength) of U.S. economic fundamentals is for real, . There is more data coming up including the jobs data, so those need to be watched closely.feedback

Robert Kelly

When I went to North Korea, you could see guys walk straight from Chinese duty-free in the Beijing Capital International Airport onto Air Koryo. Air Koryo lands in Pyongyang about two hours later. Where do you think that alcohol is going? It's not going to the farmers, it's going straight to Pyongyang.feedback

Carla Park Freeman

I think North Korea has developed a whole black-market economy that helps keep it going. Not necessarily feeding lots of people, but it keeps the government going, and it probably helps pay for the nuclear program.feedback

Jonathan Kaiman - Los Angeles Times

In North Korea, missiles and nuclear bombs are more than a means of national defense–they are, for broad segments of the public, objects of near-religious devotion.feedback

Shi Yinhong

There is no possibility for China to fix the situation. That's because China does not want a nuclear-armed enemy in North Korea.feedback

Samuel Ramani

As Russia has close economic links with other countries at odds with the West – like Iran, Venezuela and Syria – this symbolic dimension of the Russia-North Korea relationship has strategic significance.feedback

Andrei Lankov

All trade with North Korea has to be subsidised. I do not see the Russian government spending its dwindling currency reserves to support the regime they despise and see as incurably ungrateful, and also prone to risky adventurism.feedback

Matt Pottinger

They have made no secret in conversations they have had with former American officials, for example, and others that they want to use these weapons as an instrument of blackmail to achieve other goals, even including perhaps coercive reunification of the Korean Peninsula one day. To leave the peninsula and abandon our alliances. We really have no choice but to increase pressure on North Korea to diplomatically isolate them, to bring a greater economic pain to bear until they are willing to make concrete steps to start reducing that threat.feedback

Leonid Petrov

North Korea does not care about China's pressure or sanctions because there is Russia next door. Pyongyang has been playing off Beijing and Moscow for half a century, letting them compete for the right to aid and influence North Korea.feedback

Hillary Clinton

I am going to publicly request that this administration not end our efforts making women's rights and opportunities central to American foreign policy and national security. I am not convinced that it really made much of a difference, and I don't know what kind of potentially backroom deals were made with the Russians. There's a lot that we don't really yet fully know about what was part of that strike. And if all it was was a one-off effort, it's not going to have much of an effect. So China, come on. You either control them [North Korea] or we're going to have to defend against them.feedback

Stephen Colbert

To prove how unimportant it is, he took out a TV ad, he cut a cake on Air Force One and he held a rally in Pennsylvania. It turns out that being leader of the free world is harder than licensing your name to luxury meat. In his old life, he could spend his time golfing, insulting people on Twitter and hanging out with his family. Trump thinks Kim Jong-un is a smart cookie, to which all of North Korea replied: 'Cookie?'. It's true, he doesn't stand by anything except the dressing room door at the Miss USA pageant.feedback

John McCain

The only time he should meet with him is to get the details of how North Korea will abandon their nuclear weapons program.feedback

Rodrigo Duterte

I cannot make any definite promise. Our greatest chance there of getting some dialogue with America and North Korea would be through the intercession of China. It was not a distancing, but it was rather a rift between me, maybe, and the State Department and Obama, who spoke openly against me. Things have changed. There's a new leadership.feedback

Sean Spicer

We've got to see their provocative behavior ratcheted down immediately. There is a lot of conditions that would have to happen with respect to its behavior and to show signs of good faith. Clearly conditions are not there right now. Those circumstances do not exist now. But we want to hold out the possibility that if North Korea were ever serious about completely dismantling its nuclear capability and taking away the threat they pose both to the region and to us that there is always going to be a possibility of that occurring. That possibility is not there at this time.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

They might fill some of the gap, but I'd be shocked if Russia wanted the burden of becoming a lifeline to North Korea.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

Today Australia and the United States continue to work with our allies to address new security threats around the world. Together, we're taking a strong message to North Korea that we will not tolerate reckless, dangerous threats to the peace and stability of our region and we are united in our efforts to defeat the terrorists in the Middle East and Afghanistan.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

Trump's remarks reflect his persistent desire for allies to pay more for their defense. As far as their impact on South Korea's election, they will likely boost support for Moon, and if he wins, it will make it harder for the U.S. to sustain a hard-line policy against North Korea. So Trump's remarks don't seem very strategic to me.feedback

Shinzo Abe

Despite strong warnings by the international community, North Korea went through [with] its ballistic missile launch. It is a grave threat to our country and it is not acceptable. We'd like to maintain a close coordination with the United States, our ally, to maintain a high state of alert. We'd like to be water-tight to ensure safety for our citizens. We welcome the talks between President Trump and China. As Prime Minister I am focusing on China's response. China, I hope, will play a constructive role; it is my high expectation that China will perform its role properly.feedback

Leon E. Panetta

I think the world has drawn some degree of comfort by virtue of the national security team, but there are still mixed messages going out as to whether there is any underlying strategy to the steps he's taking on Syria and North Korea.feedback

Shinzo Abe

There is a major crisis looming over the peace and prosperity of the world. Our country will be resolute in our response. The international community must display solidarity. For the denuclearisation of North Korea, I hope China will play a constructive role in the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions. It is my high expectation that China will perform its role properly.feedback

Robert Kelly

There was a lot of sympathy then to hit North Korea. The president of the South Korea was like, Okay, this is it.' The USFK [United States Forces Korea] commander had to talk him down.feedback

Yan Xuetong

He wants China to carry out his policy on North Korea, but that will fail. He will blame China for not implementing it – and then very possibly, he will use China as a scapegoat.feedback

Wang Yi

China is not a focal point of the problem on the peninsula and the key to solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula does not lie on the Chinese side. China has, over the years, made unremitting efforts and played a unique role in promoting a negotiated solution. We must stay committed to the path of dialogue and negotiations. The use of force does not solve differences and will only lead to bigger disasters. Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary responses.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

It is likely only a matter of time before North Korea develops the capability to strike the US mainland. Indeed, the DPRK (North Korea) has repeatedly claimed it plans to conduct such a strike. Given that rhetoric, the United States cannot idly stand by, nor can other members of this Council who are within striking distance of North Korean missiles.feedback

Wang Yi

Due to the recent efforts by the DPRK (North Korea) to accelerate missile and nuclear development, China agrees to the international community to step up efforts of non-proliferation. A peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and negotiations represents the only right choice that is practical and viable.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

North Korea must take concrete steps to reduce the threat that its illegal weapons programs pose to the United States and its allies before we can even consider talks. We will not reward their bad behavior with talks.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

North Korea launched yet another intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States has spoken enough about North Korea. We have no further comment.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended. We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, and economic measures. All options are on the table. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically-prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

All options for responding to future provocations must remain on the table. Diplomatic and financial levers of power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary. In light of the growing threat, the time has come for all of us to put new pressure on North Korea to abandon its dangerous path. I urge this Council to act before North Korea does.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

China could potentially be convinced to cap volumes like they did with coal, at the UNSC (United Nations Security Council) as part of a new sanctions resolution following another nuclear test. They might fill some of the gap, but I'd be shocked if Russia wanted the burden of becoming a lifeline to North Korea.feedback

Gleb Ivashentsov

Our goal: we are trying to persuade our partners in the USA, Japan and India that if we talk, we should really talk instead of yelling at Pyongyang from loudspeakers at the border, and keeping aircraft carriers next to their shores. Because there could be a computer system failure. Where will it happen? In North Korea or the USA or Japan, at this moment it is very hard to give any guarantees.feedback

Norio Maruyama

The situation concerning North Korea is very worrying. Worrying for us, worrying for Russia, for the international community. The two leaders discussed this point very frankly. And so Prime Minister Abe asked President Putin to play a constructive role to try to apply still more pressure which is necessary for North Korea.feedback

Fumio Kishida

There is no doubt that dialogue is necessary ... however under the current situation where North Korea continues to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, meaningful dialogue is clearly not possible.feedback

David Benham

US Pacific Command detected what we assess was a North Korean missile launch at 10:33am Hawaii time ... The ballistic missile launch occurred near the Pukchang airfield. The missile did not leave North Korean territory.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We know that China is in communications with the regime in Pyongyang. They confirmed to us that they had requested the regime conduct no further nuclear test. We do not seek regime change in North Korea. ... What we are seeking is the same thing China has said they seek – a full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. But North Korea has to decide they're ready to talk to us about the about the right agenda, and the right agenda is not simply stopping where they are for a few more months or a few more years and then resuming things. That's been the agenda for the last 20 years.feedback

John Delury

There is no way to hit North Korea without being hit back harder. There is no military means to 'preempt' its capabilities – nuclear and otherwise – with a 'surgical' strike. Any use of force to degrade its weapons program would start a war, the costs of which would be staggering.feedback

Robert Manning

Implicit in the statement is the assumption (correct, I think) that China is willing to tighten the screws more than the halfway steps they have done in the past, and that as a result, new pain will be inflicted on Pyongyang.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

The time for waiting on North Korea to get its act together is over. Congress has led the effort to institute tough and far-reaching sanctions against Pyongyang.feedback

Antonio Razzi

Does he follow Italian football? Of course, he knows all about Serie A and NBA basketball. If Juventus were playing in Pyongyang Stadium, which is huge, it would fill up. What will I say to Han on Sunday? I'll give him compliments, he is considered a talent at the level of those in Europe.feedback

Malcolm Turnbull

Their threats can appear sometimes to be theatrical and over the top and they have been the subject of satire but I can assure you that my government takes ... the threat of North Korea very seriously.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We do not seek a regime change in North Korea. We are not seeking the collapse of the regime.feedback

Doron Barness - Oppenheimer Holdings

We've had some soft economic data, but people are ignoring that. You have North Korea stuff going on. People are ignoring that. Those are the kind of things that could bring the market down if more economic data comes out that's weaker and there's something geopolitical. But absent that, I don't see how the market doesn't go higher. People are not going to sell this market.feedback