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James Mattis, Rex Tillerson Tout ‘Peaceful Pressure Campaign’ to Denuclearize North Korea

Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson co-authored a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Monday titled, “We’re Holding Pyongyang to Account.” The secretaries argue that the Trump administration is using a “peaceful pressure campaign” to achieve the “complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and a dismantling of the regime’s ballistic missile programs.”

When Duterte welcomed Tillerson to his palace on Monday the pair ignored reporters' questions about human rights, and afterwards the Philippine leader insisted the topic had not come up at the talks

Duterte Meets Tillerson: ‘I Am Your Humble Friend’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met face-to-face with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila this weekend, with both expressing solidarity on pressing North Korea for its nuclear ambitions and defeating the Islamic State adherents that are terrorizing the southern part of the Philippines.

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U.S., Australia, Japan Call for Legally Binding South China Sea Code

At the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting this weekend, Australia and Japan joined the United States in calling for a legally binding “code of conduct” for the South China Sea. More to the point, they want an internationally-recognized legal barrier to China’s conduct in the region.

Tillerson Holds ‘Lengthy’ Post-Sanctions Talks with Russian Foreign Minister

Both U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in the Philippines this weekend. On Sunday, the two had what Tillerson described as a “lengthy” meeting on the sidelines of the conference. Both emerged from the meeting with cautious flickers of optimism that U.S.-Russia relations might be improved.

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Frank Gaffney: McMaster, Tillerson, Mattis Desperate to Preserve Nuclear Deal Despite Iran’s Lack of Compliance

Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss President Trump’s new sanctions on Iran even as it recertifies Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal and what Marlow described as the West’s underestimation of the “clear threat sharia poses to the rest of the world.”

This picture taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 16, 2016 shows the trial of US student Otto Frederick Warmbier, who was arrested for committing hostile acts against North Korea, at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang

North Korea Releases American Student Otto Warmbier After a Year in Prison

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced on Tuesday morning that North Korea has released 22-year-old American student Otto Warmbier, who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March 2016. Unfortunately, there are reports Warmbier lapsed into a coma for unknown reasons shortly after his last public appearance over a year ago.

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Rex Tillerson Calls for Qatar to Be ‘Responsive’ to Neighbors’ Terror Sponsorship Concerns

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Donald Trump brought carrots and sticks, respectively, to the dispute between Qatar and several other Arab nations on Friday. Soon after Tillerson called for an end to the diplomatic crisis, Trump said a news conference that Qatar “unfortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level.”

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