1/17, 6:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US urges N. Korea to stop 'unlawful' launches

United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim called on Pyongyang to stop its "its unlawful and destabilizing activities," the State Department said on Monday.

Kim held a trilateral phone call with Japanese and South Korean officials and stressed Washington is committed to the "to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The American official stressed the US is open to meeting North Korea "without preconditions" in order to discuss denuclearization.

North Korea has conducted several missile launches since the start of the year with the latest taking place earlier in the day.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP