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US wants clear signals from North Korea before any talks


John Kerry

John Kerry

John Kerry

THE United States remains open to "authentic and credible" negotiations with North Korea.

However, the country would first need to show it is serious about abandoning its nuclear ambitions, a White House spokesman said. "So far, we have not seen that," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. "The belligerent actions and words that we've seen emanating from the North Korean regime actually indicate the opposite."

"We're open to credible, authentic negotiations, but that's going to require clear signals from the North Korean regime, signals we haven't seen so far," Earnest said.