As the United Nations weighs-up sanctions against North Korea, a US envoy has revealed that there is a possibility of direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang if it halts its nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
Nikki Haley, Washington’s envoy to the United Nations while speaking to reporters on Tuesday ahead of a closed-door Security Council meeting said; “We are willing to talk but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there”.
Washington and Beijing – the North’s sole diplomatic and military ally – are working on a new resolution targeting Pyongyang, she added.
“That’s what we are working on now. We don’t have it done yet,” she said.
“Absolutely, sanctions is something that we are looking at and we are going to continue to see where that takes us.”
Three days ago, defiant North Korea led by Kim Jong Un fired an unidentified projectile near the west coast that flew 700km.
According to the South Korean military, the launch of the unidentified projectile from near the west coast took place early on Sunday.
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