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Don't want a fight, don't start one : United States tells North Korea

22 April 2017

Tillerson's remarks are being taken to mean that the Trump administration intends to exploit the possibility of redesignating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism as a way of pressuring the North as part of its North Korean policy framework of "maximum pressure and engagement".

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other top officials will provide a briefing on North Korea to all 100 senators at the White House next week, a news report said Friday.

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But there are not many additional sanctions the US can impose even if the North is put back on the list of terror sponsors, though that could make it harder for the North to receive aid from worldwide organizations.

A diplomatic source in Washington said the Trump administration is mobilizing all non-military sanctions but keeping military options open. But symbolically, the U.S.is isolating North Korea and demanding other states do the same.

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North Korea was put on the list for its 1987 midair bombing of a Korean Airlines flight that killed all 115 people aboard. On April 3, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for legislation calling on the U.S. government to relist the country. But the United States administration of former President George W. Bush removed Pyongyang from the list in 2008 in exchange for progress in denuclearization talks.

The end of North Korea's designation as a state sponsor of terrorism was the result of six-party talks among Russian Federation, the US, Japan, China and the two Koreas to end Pyongyang's military nuclear programs.

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US Vice President Mike Pence has issued a fresh warning to North Korea, saying that Washington will counter any potential attack with an "overwhelming and effective" response.

Don't want a fight, don't start one : United States tells North Korea