US Interested in Talks with N. Korea at Right Time

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2017

Dr William Graham and Dr Peter Vincent Pry from the EMP Commission describe the attack in a new paper titled 'North Korea Nuclear EMP Attack: An Existential Threat'.

The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

He said the principal focus at the U.S. State Department is on a diplomatic solution and that Washington will continue its pressure campaign in a bid to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

Although Donald Trump has recently said that diplomacy will not work with "Rocket Man Kim", on Tuesday the USA said it is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with the hermit state.

Sugiyama reiterated his country's support for President Donald Trump's policy of keeping all options, however, stressed the need for a diplomatic solution via cooperation with China and Russian Federation.

Sugiyama and Sullivan are set to hold a trilateral meeting with South Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung Nam in Seoul on Wednesday.

"The situation on the Korean peninsula where the attention of the whole world is focused has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment", North Korea's Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In Ryong told a UN General Assembly committee on Monday.

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador warned on Monday that the situation on the peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment".

Tension has soared following a series of weapons tests by North Korea and a string of increasingly bellicose exchanges between Trump and Kim.

He pointed to military exercises and what he called a USA plan to stage a "secret operation aimed at the removal of our supreme leadership". Russian President Vladimir Putin said his country is curtailing economic, scientific and other ties with North Korea in line with United Nations sanctions, and the European Union announced new sanctions as well.

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