Remarks With German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Before Their Meeting

Remarks
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
November 30, 2017


SECRETARY TILLERSON: Morning, all.

FOREIGN MINISTER GABRIEL: Good morning.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: I want to welcome Foreign Minister Gabriel of Germany to the State Department, he and his delegation. We’re just delighted they’re here today. Thank you.

FOREIGN MINISTER GABRIEL: Thanks.

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you. Thanks.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, do you share the President’s disappointment in the Chinese Government over North Korea?

SECRETARY TILLERSON: I think the Chinese are doing a lot. We do think they could do more with the oil, and we’re really asking them to please restrain more of the oil – not cut it off completely. That was the most effective tool the last time the North Koreans came to the table, was cutting the oil off. Thanks.