U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price (Photo: Reuters-Yonhap)
The United States says it continues to be prepared to meet with North Korea, without preconditions, as it waits for the regime's response to its "specific proposals."
State Department spokesperson Ned Price confirmed Washington's stance during a daily briefing on Thursday.
Price did not directly comment on whether the proposals included the reduction or removal of sanctions on the North, when asked.
He said they believe diplomacy is the most effective means to meet the objective of complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, referring to the Joe Biden administration's North Korea policy.
The spokesman added that the U.S. is also engaged in vigorous diplomacy with South Korea, Japan and other allies in the Indo Pacific.
He said the threat of the North's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs are threats to collective security that they discuss with partners the world over.
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