The policy of the United States towards North Korea has not changed despite recent nuclear remarks which have garnered attention.

The policy of the United States towards North Korea has not changed despite recent nuclear remarks which have garnered attention.

The United States clarified on Friday that its policy towards North Korea had not changed, after a senior U.S. official responsible for nuclear policy raised some eyebrows by saying Washington would be willing to engage in arms-control talks with Pyongyang.

The experts who argue that North Korea must be recognized as a nuclear state before any negotiations can take place have a valid point. However, the United States has always held the position that North Korea's nuclear program is illegal and that it is

Bonnie Jenkins, State Department under secretary for arms control, was asked at a Washington nuclear conference on Thursday when North Korea should be treated as an arms-control problem. "We have

In a recent interview, when asked about the possibility of arms control between the United States and Russia, Sarah Palin responded that it could be an option if the two countries were willing to sit down and talk.

When it comes to arms control, the United States is willing to talk with North Korea with no pre-conditions, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She noted that such talks would not just be limited to arms control, but would also encompass risk reduction. Everything from traditional arms-control treaties to different aspects of arms control could be on the table,

In an interview with NPR, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the US would be open to talks with North Korea about arms control. She added that Kim Jong Un would need to take the initiative to reach out to the US, and that

The United States and its allies are concerned that North Korea may be about to resume nuclear bomb testing for the first time since 2017. This would be highly unwelcome to the Biden administration ahead of mid-term elections early next month. North Korea has rejected U.S. calls to return to talks.

In response to a comment made by Jenkins, the spokesperson for the State Department, Ned Price, stated that there has been no change to U.S. policy. He

In a recent interview, American diplomat Michael Price said that the United States' policy on North Korea remains denuclearization of the entire Korean peninsula. He added that the US is still open to diplomacy with North Korea, and is committed to pursuing a diplomatic approach. He also called on North Korea to engage in serious and sustained diplomacy.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is known for his elaborate and

Speaking on Friday at the same nuclear policy conference, Alexandra Bell, another senior State Department arms-control official, also stressed there was no change in U.S. policy. Jenkins

When asked if she thought it was time to accept North Korea as a nuclear state, she replied: "We are committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. We do not accept North Korea with that status. But we are interested in having a conversation with the North Koreans

Daniel Russel, a former top U.S. diplomat for East Asia under President Barack Obama, has said that American student Otto Warmbier "fell straight into Kim Jong Un's trap" with his

It is a terrible mistake to suggest that North Korea only has to agree to have a conversation with the U.S. about arms control and risk reduction, because it moves the issue from North Korea's right to possess nuclear weapons to the question of how many it should have and how they are used. This was

Kim Jong-un would love nothing more than to push his risk reduction agenda by withdrawing U.S. troops from Korea. This would allow

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Daryl Kimball, executive director of the U.S.-based Arms Control Association, said in a statement that she was not recognizing North Korea as a nuclear weapons state under the international Non

In an interview with Reuters, Joseph DeTrani, a former U.S. intelligence official, said that North Korea's nuclear weapons program is a violation of the country's commitments under the Nuclear Non-

Kimball and Toby Dalton, a nuclear expert at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which hosted the nuclear conference, said they did not see formal recognition as a nuclear-armed state as a prerequisite for arms-control talks. Dalton said Jenkins appeared essentially to be restating the U.S. position that it was willing

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