Ms Bishop believes President Trump was referring to the fact that North Korea has failed to live up to any of the agreements that have been negotiated in the past.
"Save your energy, Rex", he added.
The ratio was highest under North Korea's founding leader Kim Il-sung from 1990-94, and lowest under current leader Kim Jong-un from 2012 to the present.
Mr Brown, who was personally appointed by President Donald Trump, says Kiwis are complacent about what North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is up to especially given New Zealand's history on nuclear weapons being tested in the Pacific and our nuclear-free law.
"We have lines of communications to Pyongyang".
"The fundamentals are we need to de-escalate this crisis", she told reporters in Perth. A lot of them left were left wondering why it had to happen during such a tense situation.
However, President Trump likely killed any chance of that, by putting down Tillerson's efforts in a series of tweets on Sunday. "You don't tell them they've got 30 days", Trump reportedly said.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the only exception would be talks aimed at bringing home Americans detained by North Korea. "We have a couple, three channels open to Pyongyang", a reference to North Korea's capital..
U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on October 1 that dialogue with the Kim Jong-Un regime was futile at this time.
As a reply to this, Trump asked Tillerson to relax and opposed the idea of talks, which he argued has not yielded results in the past.
Earlier in the day, the president also addressed comments made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that he remained in discussions with officials in North Korea, despite there being no official relationship between Pyongyang and Washington, The Hill reported.