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U.S. calls on North Korea to engage in dialogue

  • October 20, 2021
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TV Asahi reported at noon that the U.S. government called on North Korea to engage in dialogue following its launch of a new type of SLBM on Tuesday. The network showed White House Press Secretary Psaki telling the press: “We condemn the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch. These launches violate multiple UN Security Council resolutions and are a threat to the region. We call on the DPRK to refrain from further provocations and engage in sustained and substantive dialogue.” She also called on the DPRK to swiftly engage in dialogue by stressing that the recent ballistic missile launches by the North “underscore the urgent need for dialogue and diplomacy.” Psaki also reportedly stressed that the U.S. offer to meet with North Korean officials anywhere, anytime, without preconditions remains unchanged. The network added that senior officials of the United States, Japan, and South Korea in charge of North Korean issues met in Washington on Tuesday and agreed on continued cooperation toward realizing U.S.-DPRK dialogue and strengthening regional deterrence. 

 

In a related story, all networks reported on an announcement by Rodong Sinmun this morning that North Korea successfully test-fired a new type of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Tuesday. 

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