Adviser To The President Of South Korea Believes That The DPRK Is Ready For a Dialogue With The US
The suspension of nuclear tests and rocket launches by the DPRK testifies to its readiness to start a dialogue with the United States. This opinion was expressed in an interview with the TASS correspondent by the Special Adviser to the President of the Republic of Korea on Unification, International Relations and National Security, Mun Zhong Ying.
"North Korea has already demonstrated its capabilities and now simply does not want to waste time and resources on additional nuclear tests or missile launches," Mun Zhong Ying believes.
"This may be a sign of North Korea's readiness to start a dialogue: this is Pyongyang's message to Washington, which says: we have nuclear missile capabilities, now let's talk," the presidential adviser believes.
For over two months DPRK has refrained from military provocations, which it actively carried out until the middle of September this year.
In July, Pyongyang twice tested ballistic missiles, on August 29 and September 15, carried out two more rocket launches that flew over the territory of Japan, and on September 3 announced the successful test of a hydrogen charge for the warhead of an intercontinental ballistic missile. At the same time, the USA, Japan and the Republic of Korea regularly organize large-scale military exercises in the region.
Mun Zhong Ying takes part in the 8th Asian Conference of the Valday International Discussion Club.