Meeting his EU and NATO counterparts in Brussels on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said international sanctions and pressure on North Korea will remain the policy until the regime gives up its nuclear program.
This week's NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Brussels is the first NATO meeting since North Korea launched its most powerful ICBM to date last week.
Tillerson called for concerted international efforts, saying maximum pressure on Pyongyang is necessary to achieve a peaceful solution.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also slammed North Korea for its ICBM launch, saying it's a further breach of multiple UN Security Council resolutions, and undermines regional and global stability.
The NATO chief said North Korea's missile launch was "reckless", and that such a move "dismisses international security."
He also highlighted the need for the international community to pressure the regime,.. supporting the Trump administration's efforts in tackling the North Korean crisis.
During the two-day NATO meeting, the foreign ministers of EU and NATO are to discuss global security challenges, including North Korea, and the military alliance's role in projecting stability beyond borders.
Park Ji-won, Arirang News.