US Will Continue To Engage With North Korea Till The ‘First Bomb Drops’ Says TillersonUnited States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday (15 October) asserted that his diplomatic efforts to relax tensed relations with North Korea will continue "until the first bomb drops".

Tillerson reiterated that President of the United States Donald Trump had instructed him to try and reduce stress between the two nations through diplomatic efforts. He also said that Trump had stressed on solving the nuclear testing issue of North Korea diplomatically.

"He is not seeking to go to war," he continued.

Few weeks ago, Tillerson said that he had direct lines of communication with North Korea and was seeking to cool tensions between Pyongyang and Washington.

However, in few hours Trump took to his social media handle and said that Tillerson was "wasting his time" trying to negotiate with North Korea.

The tension between the two nuclear power countries have intensified as North Korea continues to develop and threaten the use of its nuclear weapons.

Trump on the other hand has issued sanctions to completely isolate Pyongyang if it continues to test its ballistic missiles. ANI

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