June 03, 2023

US says it wants to ‘transition’ from provocation to engagement with North Korea

State Department says allies will emphasize deterrence until negotiations resume

The U.S. wants to move from “an era of provocation” back to engagement with North Korea but will emphasize deterrence until dialogue resumes, a State Department spokesperson said Tuesday.

His remarks came after North Korea released photos and details about its seven recent missile tests on Monday, which state media described as drills of tactical nuclear weapons meant to simulate attacks against South Korea.