U.S. Monitoring Rocket Site, But Claims Diplomacy With North Korea 'Very Much Alive'
According to a report by Reuters, on Monday, the chief US envoy to North Korea said that 'diplomacy is still very much alive' with Pyongyang despite a rocky summit last month, however reassured that Washington is closely monitoring activity at a North Korean rocket site.
Stephen Biegun told a conference in Washington that although North Korean leader Kim Jong Un parted on good terms with US President Donald Trump, large gaps remained between the two leaders and North Korea needed to show it was fully committed to denuclearization.
Reuters reports that Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, stressed that U.S.-led sanctions, which Pyongyang wants dropped, would stay in place until North Korea completed denuclearization.