Rear Window: North Korean soldier takes a photo of Rex Tillerson at the DMZ
Mar 17th 2017 11:29AM
During his visit to a UN base on the border of North and South Korea on Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was photographed by a Reuters photographer and also, seemingly unwittingly, by a North Korean soldier.
In the right hand corner of the photo, a North Korean soldier is visible peering in through a window and photographing Tillerson and a US Army general from behind.
Last year, the country conducted two nuclear test explosions and 24 ballistic-missile tests, violating UN Security Council resolutions and international sanctions and marking an acceleration in its nuclear weapons development. Experts believe North Korea may have a nuclear weapon that could reach the US in the next few years.
On Friday, Tillerson announced that the US may take preemptive military action against North Korea if the threat from its nuclear weapons program rises to a level "that we believe requires action." He told reporters at a Friday news conference in Seoul that "all of the options are on the table."