Despite the North Korean leader's sister throwing cold water on Washington's latest outreach efforts, the U.S. State Department stressed that it still maintains its offer to engage with Pyongyang without preconditions.
Sung Kim, the U.S. nuclear envoy, told President Moon Jae-in that he will do his “utmost to resume dialogue between North Korea and the United States” in a visit to the Blue House Tuesday.
The United States hopes that North Korea will respond positively to its offer “to meet anywhere, anytime, without preconditions,” its nuclear envoy said Monday in Seoul.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signaled he is ready for “both dialogue and confrontation” on the eve of a visit by the new U.S. nuclear envoy to Seoul.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s appointment of a new special envoy for North Korea signals Washington’s readiness for dialogue, said U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman Wednesday, encouraging Pyongyang to “take us up on that possibility.”
The United States is expected to complete its ongoing review of its North Korea policy in a few "weeks," a senior U.S. State Department official said Friday, ahead of Secretary Antony Blinken's upcoming trip to South Korea and Japan...