United States travel ban on N. Korea to take effect September 1

Geneva Matthews
August 4, 2017

Referring to the border between the Koreas, Tillerson said, "We do not seek a regime change, we do not seek the collapse of the regime, we do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula, we do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel".

"We are not your enemy", Tillerson said to North Korea. Tillerson however expressed hope that Washington and Pyongyang can resolve their issues through negotiations.

USA nationals will be barred from traveling to North Korea starting September 1 unless they have a special reason, the State Department confirmed Wednesday. He said the North Korean problem is not China's fault, but China must help create conditions for productive talks.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, an important member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said a military response to Pyongyang's weapons program is "inevitable if North Korea continues".

A USA passport will only get you into North Korea for the rest of August, the State Department announced Wednesday.

President Donald Trump yesterday signed a Bill that imposed tougher sanctions on North Korea and Iran for their missile programmes as well as on Russian Federation for alleged meddling in last year's presidential election.

There is a new sense of urgency following North Korea's successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week - the second in a month - which experts say could reach deep into the U.S. mainland.

In the past, the USA has tried to engage North Korea in the hopes that the country would denuclearize, but with North Korea's sweeping advancements in missile technology and its inclusion of nuclear weapons into its constitution, that seems increasingly unlikely.

The Russian military, however, said the weapon was likely an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM), citing data from its missile warning system.

"We would like to see more action faster and more obvious and quick results, but I think we're not giving up yet". "Only the North Koreans are to blame for this situation, but we do believe China has a special and unique relationship, because of this significant economic activity, to influence the North Korean regime in ways that no one else can".

The Trump administration policy on North Korea has been to ratchet up the pressure on Pyongyang with sanctions in order to push them to the negotiating table.

Thornton said Tillerson, who begins his quick Asean tour in Manila on Saturday, will press Thailand for greater cooperation in isolating North Korea and in enforcing United Nations sanctions over its missile and nuclear weapons programmes. "But they will not be allowed to have a missile to hit America with a nuclear weapon on top". "We (Americans) always treat North Korea like it's some kind of joke".

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