N Korea has shown some restrain after UNSC sanctions: US
Washington, Aug 23: Noting that there have been no provocations from North Korea since UNSC adopted new sanctions, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that Pyongyang has "demonstrated some level of restraint".
"I think it is worth noting that we have had no missile launches or provocative acts from the part of North Korea since the unanimous adoption of the UN Security Council resolution. I want to take note of that. I want to acknowledge it," Tillerson told reporters at a news conference here yesterday.
"I'm pleased to see that the regime in Pyongyang has certainly demonstrated some level of restraint, that we've not seen in the past," he said hoping that this is the beginning of this signal that the US has been looking for, that they are ready to restrain their level of tensions and ready to restrain their provocative acts.
"Perhaps we are seeing our pathway to some time in the near future to having some dialogue," he said.
"We need to see more on their part but I want to acknowledge the steps they've taken thus far. I think it's important to take note of that," Tillerson said.
The US had warned North Korea that it was prepared to meet any eventuality and will take immediate specific actions if Pyongyang launches a missile attack against it or its allies.
The US and North Korea have been involved in war of words after North Korea said that it has the capability to launch strikes on US military base in Guam.