Amwal Al Gahd - 2013-04-15 11:20:20
John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has said Washington is willing to engage with North Korea as long as it takes steps to give up nuclear weapons.
Kerry said during a meeting with Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, that the on burden is on Pyongyang to follow "to observe laws and the norms of international behaviour".
"The burden is on Pyongyang," he said. "North Korea must take meaningful steps to show that it will honour commitments that it has already made".
At a separate meeting with Japanese students, Kerry also said that the US and Japan are united in addressing the North Korean crisis.
"One thing is certain, we are united. There can be no confusion on this point. The North's dangerous missile programme threatens not only North Korea's neighbours but it threatens its own people," he said. More»