May 21, 2017 / 1:44 PM / 6 months ago

Tillerson calls North Korea nuclear testing 'disappointing, disturbing'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said both economic and diplomatic pressure will continue to be applied to North Korea in the wake of a ballistic missile launch.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“The ongoing testing is disappointing, disturbing and we ask that they cease that,” Tillerson said on Sunday in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”

North Korea fired a ballistic missile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, its second missile test in a week.

Reporting by Ginger Gibson; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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