USA said Wednesday that North Korea violated UN Security Council resolutions by shoot two ballistic missiles into the sea. However, it reiterated its willingness to dialogue with Pyongyang.
“United States condemns the DPRK’s missile launch. The launch violates multiple UN Security Council resolutions and poses a threat to its neighbors and other members of the international community,” said a State Department spokesman, referring to North Korea whose official name is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
However, he added: “We remain committed to having a diplomatic approach with the DPRK and call on them to engage in dialogue.”
The government of President Joe Biden said in April in a review of its North Korean policy that it wanted to get involved with Pyongyang.
But he also indicated that he was seeking a new political approach following the unusual diplomacy of former President Donald Trump, who met three times with authoritarian North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump said he should have received the Nobel Peace Prize for preventing a war, but North Korea never signed a pledge to shut down its nuclear program.
Pyongyang is under international sanctions following a series of long-range ballistic and nuclear missile tests.
The State Department spokesman said Washington’s defense commitments to South Korea – which made its own ballistic missile launches on Wednesday – and to Japan “remain armored”.
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