The US does not refuse dialogue with North Korea on nuclear disarmament, South Korean agency Yonhap reported referring to US special envoy to the North Korea Stephen Biegun.
According to him, they have not achieved yet the degree of progress on the denuclearization problem that they had hoped for, TASS reported.
However, as he noted, they are not going to stop work in this direction.
Speaking about the ultimatum previously presented by North Korea to the US, the diplomat called the deadlines set by Pyongyang artificial, noting that the US is ready to conduct dialogue with North Korea as much as necessary.
US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un agreed to resume denuclearization talks at the working level on June 30 in Panmunjom, which were suspended after the two leaders summit ended in February this year to no avail.
According to the agreement, on October 5, US and North Korea representatives met in Stockholm to discuss prospects for normalizing bilateral relations, but failed to establish a dialogue.