Accessibility links

Breaking News

Nations to Hold N. Korea Meeting in Canada in January

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland take part in a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Dec. 19, 2017.

The United States and Canada said Tuesday that nations from around the world would convene January 16 to show solidarity against North Korea's nuclear program.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, meeting in Ottawa, said the meeting would take place in Vancouver.

The meeting will involve the "sending states'' that sent forces as part of a U.N. command to support South Korea during the Korean War. They'll be joined by additional countries, including Japan, South Korea and India.

Tillerson said the meeting would seek to advance the pressure campaign on North Korea and send a unified message that the global community won't accept the North's becoming a nuclear state. He said the pressure campaign would keep intensifying.