Trump is afraid of N.Korea, wants to talk instead of attack

Washington: The United States is not ruling out direct dialogue with North Korea on its nuclear programme, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview with National Public Radio.

"Obviously, that would be the way we would like to solve this," he said, according to the transcript published on Friday, when asked whether Washington seeks talks with Pyongyang.

"But North Korea has to decide they're ready to talk to us about the right agenda - and the right agenda is not simply stopping where they are for a few more months or a few more years and then resuming things.