Tillerson: US Diplomacy With North Korea Will Continue Until “The First Bomb Drops”

By Tyler Durden

Two weekends after Trump publicly snubbed and mocked Rex Tillerson’s attempts to achieve a diplomatic resolution with North Korea, when the president tweeted that “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!” just one day after Tillerson revealed for the first time that the US has been in direct, if secret, contact with Pyongyang over its missile and nuclear tests, on Sunday morning the Secretary of State – who remains in hot water with Trump over the recent NBC report that he called the president a “fucking moron” – doubled down and said that Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying “those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops.”

Tillerson says Trump wants diplomacy in North Korea: “Diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops” https://t.co/TuRBJ51eeJ

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 15, 2017

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Tillerson said Trump is trying to “motivate action” on North Korea, adding that the president wants to be …read more

Source:: ZeroHedge