The United States condemned the launch of a projectile by the North Korean regime.


The United States condemned the launch of a projectile by the North Korean regime.

Washington stressed that the new test of a possible ballistic missile violates multiple resolutions of the UN Security Council. However, it urged the dictatorship of Kim Jong-un to dialogue.

On Wednesday, the United States condemned the launch of a possible ballistic missile by North Korea. It urged the Pyongyang regime to sit down and talk.

"This launch violates multiple UN Security Council resolutions and poses a threat to the DPRK's (North Korea) neighbors and the international community, " said a State Department spokesman.

"We remain committed to a diplomatic rapprochement with the DPRK, and we ask them to engage in dialogue," he added.

The spokesman also said that his main commitments in the region are with his allies, South Korea and Japan.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will hold virtual conversations with their Japanese counterparts on security issues Thursday.

They will be joined by the new US Ambassador to Tokyo, former Chicago City Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who the Senate confirmed.

President Joe Biden's administration has repeatedly said it is open to talks with Pyongyang.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held three high-profile meetings with Biden's predecessor Donald Trump, but unusual personal diplomacy did not yield any lasting agreements.

The South Korean military said North Korea fired what "is presumed to be a ballistic missile" into the sea east of the peninsula from Jagang province, which borders China.

Between September and October 2021, the communist country announced successful tests of long-range cruise missiles, ballistic missiles from a submarine and a train, in addition to what is defined as a hypersonic missile test.

Since then,  Pyongyang's military activity has stalled while the communist regime is still silent on calls for negotiations from the United States.

At a major party meeting last week,  Kim Jong Un made no mention of the United States and advocated developing its military capabilities despite the country's economic hardships from international sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic.

The country has shelved talks about its nuclear program since the dialogue between Kim and Trump failed in 2019.