South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (R) shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Seoul, South Korea, on March 17, 2017. Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that all options are on the table to resolve the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue. (Xinhua/Newsis)
SEOUL, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that all options are on the table to resolve the Korean Peninsula's nuclear issue.
Tillerson said during a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Seoul that all of diplomatic, security and economic measures and all options will be reviewed for the peninsula's denuclearization.
"All options are on the table," said the top U.S. diplomat who arrived here earlier in the day on his second stop of his first East Asian tour since taking office last month.
Tillerson visited Japan on Thursday, meeting his Japanese counterpart and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.