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Tillerson tells China to help rein in North Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi take their seats before a meeting on the sidelines of a gathering of Foreign Ministers of the G-20 leading economies at the World Conference Center in Bonn on Friday.

Reuters BONN (Reuters) — U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson on Friday urged China to do all it could to moderate North Korea’s destabilizing behavior after Sunday’s ballistic missile test by Pyongyang, Tillerson’s spokesman Mark Toner said.

Tillerson made the comments during his first meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of a G-20 foreign ministers meeting in Bonn.

“Secretary Tillerson also highlighted the increasing threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and urged China to use all available tools to moderate North Korea’s destabilizing behavior,” Toner said in a statement.

The two also discussed the need to create a level playing field for trade and investment, he said. Speech

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