U.S. asking Beijing to act against Chinese entities doing illicit business with N. Korea: Tillerson

September 04, 2017

published: 2017-06-15 05:21:34U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has again called on China to be more active in pressuring North Korea to curb its nuclear ambitions. Speaking at a hearing of the Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, Tillerson said the Trump administration has asked Beijing to impose measures against several Chinese entities suspected of doing illicit business with North Korea. He said China is the “capstone” of an international pressure campaign against Pyongyang. Tillerson again reiterated that the U.S. will take its own actions if Beijing does not cooperate. U.S.-China talks on North Korea will take place next week in Washington. Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis are set to attend.