U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield (Photo: AFP-Yonhap)
The United States says it's time to engage in sustained dialogue with North Korea to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Washington was willing to meet North Korean officials without preconditions.
She also condemned Pyongyang's latest missile launch as the Security Council met to discuss the issue.
The BBC's David Willis reports.
North Korea has launched a series of missiles in recent weeks and the reported test of a ballistic missile fired from a submarine is seen as a further sign of its desire to acquire the sort of sea-based nuclear capability that could pose a considerable threat to U.S. allies in the region.
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, met three times with former U.S. President Donald Trump.
But those talks failed to yield an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
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