“The administration is united in insisting that any negotiations with North Korea must wait until the regime fundamentally improves its behavior,” the official said.
The new diplomatic move comes amid Japan’s demands for exerting pressure on North Korea through sanctions to give up its nuclear weapons.
Having received criticism from diplomats and members of the Congress alike for his uncertain plans over reorganisation, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, met flak for misstating titles and ages of retired US diplomats.
Top economic adviser Gary Cohn, whose relationship with Trump became tense earlier this year, has considered leaving once the Republican effort to overhaul the US tax system is completed in Congress.
Republican and Democratic members of Congress have argued for years that Congress ceded too much authority over the military to the White House after the September 11 attacks.
Dispatched by President Donald Trump to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, Haley’s trip was one of the first tangible signs of interest in Africa by the nine-month old administration.
Under the US constitution, Congress, not the president, has the right to declare war. But some have said that too much authority over the deployment of US forces has been ceded to the White House after the September 11 attacks.
A senior US diplomat for South Asia said Pakistan’s long-standing relationships with militant organisations was a threat to its own stability.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India was open to working with countries “on issues that advance our interests and promote our viewpoint”
The former president’s public decision to lead political activity in that direction fundamentally means asking questions arising out of the US presence in Afghanistan.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar’s army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the US State Department said in a statement.
While Tillerson did not directly demand that India should snap all ties with North Korea, sources claim that Indian officials are aware that Washington would like New Delhi to take the step based on indirect feelers.
The external affairs ministry statement comes days after the US secretary of state criticised China and a week before Tillerson’s visit to India.
Rex Tillerson’s speech is the latest indication that the Trump administration, despite its many domestic distractions, is clear-eyed on India.
Nikki Haley said the US was not saying that Iran was in breach of the agreement, but she raised concerns about its activities that are not covered by the pact.
Tillerson’s comments Sunday come amid soaring tensions between the US and North Korea following a series of weapons tests by Pyongyang.
Trump and his supporters have repeatedly used the term “fake news” to cast doubt on media reports critical of his administration.
“You want us to sniff them out, we will do that. You want us to take action against them, whatever action you propose, we will do that… (but) these hollow allegations are not acceptable.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the expulsions from Cuba’s embassy in Washington were also intended to ensure “equity” in staffing levels.
Tillerson said during a trip to China that the US had multiple direct channels of communication with Pyongyang, expressing hope for reducing tensio
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that communication was happening directly and cited two or three US channels open to Pyongyang.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the three top diplomats of India, US and Japan also exchanged views on maritime security, connectivity and proliferation issues.
China defended its ally earlier this week after Trump said the US could no longer be silent about militants using safe havens on Pakistani soil.
A report carried by the KCNA news agency lacked the usual threats against the US, and Trump expressed optimism about a possible improvement in relations.
Trump said the next pillar of his new strategy is a change in US’s approach to Pakistan.
The US and South Korea have prepared for more joint military drills, angering the North, and experts said Pyongyang could still go ahead with its plan.
They “resolved to enhance peace and stability across the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue,” the White House said.
President Xi’s comments came hours after President Trump warned North Korea that the US military was “locked and loaded”.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said he and President Trump discuss how to use the international agreement to advance administration policies.
It was the second time Trump certified Iran’s compliance with the agreement since he took office in January, despite criticising it during his campaign as “the worst deal ever.”
A memo from State Secretary Rex Tillerson was sent to all US diplomatic posts after a Hawaiin district court ruled to limit the scope of Trump’s travel ban.
Tensions have been rising since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil war in 2015, backing government forces fighting Iran-allied Houthi rebels.
He won the election touting his deal-making expertise, and there is an acute need of it, from North Korea to the Middle East. But beware of the fine print.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani signed the agreement, but the four Arab states which placed sanctions on Qatar said they intend to keep close watch on its efforts to combat terrorism.
The Arab states claim that the publication of the previously secret accord between Riyadh and Doha showed Qatar broke a promise not to meddle in the affairs of Gulf countries.
Washington has said it is ready to use force if need be to stop North Korea’s weapons programs but it prefers global diplomatic action to avert catastrophe.
The Arab countries have demanded Qatar curtail its support for the Muslim Brotherhood, shut down Al Jazeera, close a Turkish military base and downgrade its relations with rival Iran.
The talk took place ahead of a meeting between the foreign ministers of the four countries, including Egypt, that have cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar.
The actions of the Trump administration have added fuel to the fire of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, having already claimed more than 10,000 civilian lives.
Both the US State Department and Energy Secretary Rick Perry had positive things to say about the meetings and claimed that Indo-US ties could only grow stronger, with Trump claiming India had a “true friend” in him.