The United States recognized the failure of 20 years of efforts to curb North Korea’s nuclear programme

The international community’s efforts to curb the nuclear program of North Korea failed. This was announced by the U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson at the meeting of the UN Security Council, his words TASS reports.

According to him, the US considers it necessary to strengthen the financial isolation of Pyongyang, to impose new sanctions and tighten existing restrictions. “In light of recent actions by North Korea normal relations with her is impossible”, — said the head of the state Department.

Earlier on 28 April about the possibility of a serious conflict with the DPRK, said the President of the United States Donald trump. “We would have solved all through diplomacy, but it is extremely difficult,” — said the American leader.

North Korea has declared that in case of aggression against it will carry out a pre-emptive strike. Later sources reported that Washington currently does not intend to use military force against Pyongyang, and will focus on providing diplomatic and sanctions pressure.

The DPRK became a nuclear power in 2005. In 2006, 2009, and 2013 it conducted underground tests of this type of weapon, triggering condemnation from the international community. In 2009, Pyongyang left the six-party talks on its nuclear program held with the participation of Russia, USA, China, Japan and South Korea. In July 2015, the DPRK authorities have declared that are not interested in the discussion of freezing its nuclear program and unilateral withdrawal from it.