Tillerson: U.S. readying new sanctions against North Korea if needed

Reuters News
Posted: May 03, 2017 11:01 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States was working on more sanctions targeting North Korea if Pyongyang takes steps that merit a new response.

"We are preparing additional sanctions if it turns out North Korea's actions warrant additional sanctions," Tillerson said in remarks to State Department employees.

(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Susan Heavey)