US National Security Advisor John Bolton says the US is waiting for North Korea to resume working-level talks on its denuclearization.
In an interview with Fox Business Network, Bolton commented on North Korea’s tests of two short-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday.
Bolton said the firing of those missiles didn’t violate the pledge that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made to President Donald Trump that his country will not launch intercontinental-range ballistic missiles.
But Bolton said the question is when the real diplomacy is going to begin. He said the US government is still waiting to hear from the North.
A North Korean official met his White House counterpart at the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas last week and said the working-level talks would start very soon.
The US Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, is visiting Thailand, which is hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Regional Forum.
North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has canceled a planned visit to the forum.