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Trump says talks with North Korea are a "waste of time"

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Trump says talks with North Korea are a "waste of time"

<p>US President Donald Trump says talks with North Korea over its nuclear program are a waste of time.</p> <p>His comments come a day after his own Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the United States was maintaining open lines of communication with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.</p> <p>“I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” Trump wrote on Twitter, using his sarcastic<br /> nickname for Kim and seeming to contradict the top U.S. diplomat.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914497877543735296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 1, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">…Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!</p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914497947517227008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 1, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Tillerson disclosed on Saturday that the United States was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs but that Pyongyang had shown no interest in<br /> dialogue.</p> <p>Tillerson expressed hope for reducing tensions with North Korea, which is fast advancing toward its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.</p>