|U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson|
TOKYO, March 16 (Xinhua) -- Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday called for a new approach to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Tillerson made the call at a joint press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida here in Tokyo.
He said diplomatic and other efforts of the past 20 years to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsular "have failed," adding that a different approach is required.
He said his visit to Asia partly aims to exchange views on such a new approach and that he will have further discussions with Seoul and Beijing after his talks in Tokyo.
Kishida, for his part, said Japan and the United States agreed that Japan, the United States and South Korea shall work together to request the Democratic People's Republic of Korea abide by the UN Security Council resolutions and refrain from provocative actions.
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