>> US president Donald Trump firing off two ominous tweets on Sunday, saying he told his top US diplomat Rex Tillerson not to waste his time trying to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Adding, save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done. The tweets coming a day after Tillerson told reporters that the United States was directly communicating with North Korea on its nuclear and missile programs, suggesting that there may be a way forward without escalating threats of open conflict between the two countries.
The disclosure by Tillerson during a trip to China was the first time he has spoken to such as an extent about US outreach to North Korea. The President has shifted back and forth between direct personal attacks on the North Korean leader and the willingness to negotiate after announcing new US sanctions last month on North Korea, he also acknowledged diplomacy was still possible.
>> Is dialogue still possible with North Korea, is dialogue still possible? But Trump Sunday tweets, likely making it harder for the US to establish the dialogue Tillerson was seeking.