The U.S. urged North Korea to return to negotiations and completely denuclearize after the country revealed a new missile Saturday, a government official told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The missile was paraded through Pyongyang during a celebration of the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s ruling party Saturday, according to Reuters, marking the first showing of the country’s ballistic missiles since North Korea leader Kim Jong-un first began to meet with international leaders, including President Donald Trump, in 2018. (RELATED: North Korea Searches For South Korean Official They Apologized For Killing)
“The United States remains guided by the vision President Trump and Chairman Kim set forth in Singapore and calls on the DPRK to engage in sustained and substantive negotiations to achieve complete denuclearization,” the U.S. official told the Daily Caller News Foundation Saturday.
“It is disappointing to see the DPRK continuing to prioritize its prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile program,” the official said.
If the weapon is usable, then it would be considered one of the world’s largest intercontinental ballistic missiles that is road-mobile, analysts told Reuters.
“This missile is a monster,” said Melissa Hanham, deputy director of the Open Nuclear Network, according to Reuters.