U.S. President Joe Biden's envoy for North Korea has said the door remains open for talks, a day after Pyongyang said it had successfully test fired a long-range cruise missile.
Sung Kim said he wanted to make clear that the U.S. had no hostile intent towards the North.
He made the remarks after holding three-way talks with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, Noh Kyu-duk and Takehiro Funakoshi, respectively, in Tokyo on Tuesday.
They discussed humanitarian aid and other incentives to resume dialogue with the North.
"We are prepared to work cooperatively with the DPRK to address areas of humanitarian concerns regardless of progress on denuclearization," Kim told reporters, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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