Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson visited China on September 30. During his visit, he explained that the US government is “probing” the DPRK, Fox News reported. The US also leaves open channels for a dialogue with North Korea.

The US is ready to communicate with North Korea

As Tillerson stated, the US and the DPRK governments communicate directly over the issue of "nuclear and missile tests." Tillerson commented the war of words between the two leaders, noting that the situation was "a bit overheated."

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert tweeted that although the US is aimed at reducing tensions peacefully, "North Korean officials have shown no indication that they are interested in or are ready for talks regarding denuclearization.”

Tillerson stated that the US was not going to recognize the DPRK as a nuclear power.

He added that President Trump was not interested in overthrowing the North Korean current regime. Secretary of State confirmed that the US has to continue an economic pressure on the DPRK to force it to cancel its missile and nuclear programs.

Tillerson expressed his hope that at the upcoming summit in Beijing, the relationship between the US and China will be advanced. He said that President Donald Trump is going to visit China next month.

The Chinese President Xi Jinping noted “a good working relationship and personal friendship” with President Trump. He stressed that their meeting in November would lead to the further development between China and the US.

China agrees with UN sanctions

The US authorities believe that China, the most significant ally of the DPRK, should avert a military confrontation with the DPRK and make this task its priority.

North Korea is working on a nuclear-tipped missile able to reach the US mainland, and it will make thousands of refugees move to China, NBC News reported.

The Chinese government has agreed to the UN sanctions and intended to enforce UN decisions against North Korea which will significantly cut foreign income for North Korea.

North Korean companies, firms, and joint ventures on the Chinese territory and in the world would be closed by January 2018.

South Korea expressed its worries that North Korea could begin its actions on 10 October, the anniversary of its communist party founding, or on 18 October, when China scheduled to hold its Communist party congress, the Guardian reported.