The United States said Friday that North Korea's recent actions have risen the bar for a resumption of dialogue as it called on Pyongyang to address concerns on weapons but also human rights.
US envoy on North Korea Glyn Davies briefs reporters after meeting Chinese officials in Beijing on May 15, 2013. Speaking at a Washington think tank Friday, Davies demanded North Korea take more concrete steps to resume talks with South Korea and the US to ease concerns about its nuclear program.
North Korea engaged in some of its most fiery rhetoric in years after conducting its third nuclear test in February, but tensions have since eased with attempts -- ultimately unsuccessful -- to restart talks with South Korea.
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