On Monday, the United States and South Korea discussed the possibility of establishing dialogue with North Korea, according to the State Department’s media office.
A foreign ministry statement said that the two sides “discussed the current situation on the Korean peninsula, prospects for humanitarian cooperation and the possibility of dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”
“These talks once again demonstrated the commitment of the United States and South Korea to advance their common goal of denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula,” the statement added.
Last week, North Korea warned the United States against attempts to deploy “strategic nuclear capabilities” on the Korean peninsula.
The first secretary of North Korea’s mission to the United Nations, Kim In-chul, said the United States spends huge money annually on developing hypersonic weapons, high-precision long-range weapons, new-generation ballistic missiles and strategic nuclear bombers.