American offical policy towards North Korea:
"Axis of Evil " declared President Bush.
"We are not your enemy" confirms Tillerson Secretary of State.
What caused the change in American policy towards North Korea ? The answer is ICBM. It is always better to negotiate from the position of strength. That was American maxim which North Korea adopted to the hilt.
After the second ICBM tests, America tells North Korea. To quote:
"We do not seek regime change. We do not seek an accelerated reunification of the peninsula. We do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the 38th parallel,"
"We are not your enemy, we are not your threat, but you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us and we have to respond," Tillerson said, speaking to North Korea directly. "We would like to sit and have a dialogue about the future."
May the Pacific Rim realise the dawn of permanent peace.