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Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, right, shows the way to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during a meeting at Government House in Bangkok on Aug. 8.   © Reuters

Thailand hosts Tillerson, shows unity on Pyongyang sanctions

Secretary of state becomes top-ranked US official to visit Bangkok since coup

YUKAKO ONO, Nikkei staff writer | North Korea

BANGKOK -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Thailand on Tuesday and met with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, becoming the highest-ranked American official to travel to the kingdom after the military regime took power in a 2014 coup.

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