The U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Sung Kim, has declared this Sunday that his country is willing to maintain a dialogue without preconditions with the North Koreans and to discuss issues such as the official declaration of an end to the Korean War, or possible humanitarian aid to Pyongyang.
He has also asked the North Korean authorities to stop their ballistic tests, which he considers “worrying and counterproductive”, according to the South Korean news agency Yonhap.
The remarks came shortly after a meeting between Kim and his South Korean counterpart, Noh Kyu Duk, in which the two discussed the two countries’ efforts to resume diplomacy with Pyongyang.
The US envoy regretted the recent North Korean test launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine, which he described as a “provocation”, warning that it violated multiple UN Security Council resolutions.
Even so, Kim has assured that his country is willing to address issues such as humanitarian cooperation with Pyongyang, with the aim of helping North Koreans in vulnerable situations.