MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the approval of new U.N. sanctions targeting North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs is a "very good outcome."
Tillerson is meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in the Philippines on the sidelines of a regional summit. Tillerson says he and the South Korean diplomat plan to discuss the sanctions during their meeting, along with next steps to pressure the North.
Kang is echoing Tillerson's praise for the sanctions approved Saturday by the U.N. Security Council. She says it was a "very, very good outcome." Kang is thanking the U.S. for consulting with South Korea on the sanctions.
The meeting comes as the U.S. and Asian nations join together to try to step up Pyongyang's economic and diplomatic isolation.