Washington: US President Donald Trump called the talks between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and representatives of North Korea a waste of time.
"I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful secretary of state, that he wastes time to negotiate with a small rocket man. Save your energy, Rex, we will do everything you need! "- he said.
The US president, however, did not specify what steps will be taken.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on September 30 during a visit to Beijing spoke about the existence of direct channels of communication between the United States and North Korea against the backdrop of mutual threats to each other and test launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea.
On the morning of October 1, North Korea issued an official statement stating that it would turn the US into a "sea of fire". With such a threat, the DPRK responded to the expansion of sanctions by the US. This time they touched on international banks and companies that lost the opportunity to conduct business in North Korea.
On Friday, September 15, North Korea conducted the fifth launch of a ballistic missile in two weeks. The rocket was fired to the east of Pyongyang's capital. It is reported that the rocket again flew over Japan, but local authorities did not try to bring it down. In the US they urged China and Russia to take measures in response to the launch of the DPRK missile. On Tuesday, September 19, Trump delivered a speech at a meeting of the UN General Assembly, during which he recalled threats to sovereignty and the possibility of destroying North Korea.
Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine on September 20 said that now Russia keeps 16 Ukrainian political prisoners on its territory and is the greatest threat to international security.