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White House Says North Korea Nuclear Talks Offer Still on Table

  • Kirby: US strengthening cooperation with Japan, South Korea
  • North Korean ballistic missile caused alert in Japan last week
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The US remains ready for talks with North Korea on denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, while ensuring “that we have also the capabilities in the region and ready to go in case we need them,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said.

After a week in which a North Korean ballistic missile launch prompted an alert in Japan, Kirby told ABC’s “This Week” the US is working on increased military cooperation with South Korea and Japan to counter threats from Kim Jong Un.