“To mitigate the risk of escalation, we reached out to the North Korean government in mid-February through several channels in New York,” the official said. “To date, we have not received any response from Pyongyang. It is more than a year without active dialogue with North Korea, despite numerous attempts by the US to engage.”
The official did not provide further details of what the outreach did but noted that the administration is reviewing its inter-review of the United States’ policy towards North Korea, including to address the growing threat posed by North Korea An evaluation of all available options is included. Neighbors and the wider international community. “
The official said that during the review process, the administration has consulted with former government officials with North Korea policy experience, including some officials of the Trump administration. The US has also been in contact with allies of Japan and South Korea.
“We look forward to completing a review of our intensive, multi-stakeholder policy in the coming weeks,” the official said.
Satellite imagery obtained by CNN shows that North Korea has recently taken steps to conceal a facility that US intelligence agencies believe is being used to store nuclear weapons.