Tillerson noted that the US policy of patience with North Korea is over: White House

© Reuters. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson watches during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at the Diaoyutai State Pension in Beijing.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic patience is over” with North Korea during his recent visit to China, a spokesman for the North Korea said on Monday. White House.

Spokesman Sean Spicer made the comment at a news conference in response to a question about Tillerson’s reaction to a North Korean announcement about its latest rocket engine test on Sunday. Tillerson was in Beijing during his first visit to Asia for talks dominated by concerns about Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.

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