Since mid-February, the White House has been trying to establish contacts with the DPRK through various channels, including in New York. However, Washington has not received a response, according to American media, citing a senior US presidential administration official, Joe Biden. His name is not given.
“Until now, we have not received any response from Pyongyang,” a media source said (quoted by Reuters). He noted that there has been no active dialogue between the two countries for over a year. According to the official, the US authorities are conducting an interdepartmental policy review on the DPRK. It includes an assessment of “all available options for responding to a growing threat”.
Earlier, the United States and South Korea agreed on the maintenance of the American contingent in South Korea. The Republic of Korea agreed to increase its spending. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.