Joseph Yun would have had a major role to play in possible U.S. talks with North Korea.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called on the U.S. to lower the threshold for dialogue.
European allies are frustrated with Trump.
"We're going to lock arms, we're going to work through the issues that are causing difficulty for us," Tillerson said.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo would not address "the capacity or the wisdom of a preemptive strike."
"North Korea does have diligent people and rich resources," Abe said.
Russia and China continue to insist that the way to resolve the conflict is if the U.S. pledges to step back from its own military reinforcement of nearby allies.
The retired basketball player wanted the two to meet and work out their beef.
Parliamentarians from Russia said North Korea was ready to talk to the U.S.
As North Korea tested a ballistic missile, Tillerson says diplomats and congress members worried about cuts are acting "like the sky was falling."
Spots became pedestrian crossings and signs designating areas as "parking for embassy cars only" vanished.
Recent statements from Pyongyang have not been overwhelmingly enthusiastic on direct talks with Washington.
Russia's foreign ministry has summoned a U.S. diplomat in Moscow to hand a formal note of protest.
The report highlights Pence's base of support for a Republican presidential ticket.
The president's unpredictability is worrying America's friends abroad, but there are signs that his hardline, "America First" isolationism is softening.
The D.C. police chief said, "There could be a diplomatic immunity issue, but that won't prevent us from doing what we need to do."
Moon Jae-in has set out his plan to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Former diplomats and foreign policy experts tell Newsweek that Rex Tillerson's big changes are eroding America's power on the global stage.