US official “North Korea launch is a threat to the Pacific region and has a negative impact on US-North Korea talks” November 1, 8:05
Regarding the launch of a flying object by North Korea, a senior official of the US State Department accused NHK of "a threat to the Indo-Pacific region as well as Japan and South Korea" Also recognized that it would have an adverse effect.
The Korean Army's Joint Chiefs of Staff announced that North Korea fired two flying bodies from the western Pyong An Nam-do to the Sea of Japan on the afternoon of the 31st. Is proceeding with a detailed analysis.
Under these circumstances, Assistant Secretary of State Cooper, who is in charge of military issues at the US State Department, was interviewed by NHK in Washington DC on the 31st.
Deputy Deputy Cooper accused North Korea of the launch, saying, “It is not only a completely inappropriate act, a threat to Japan and South Korea, but also a threat to the Indo-Pacific region.”
On top of that, he said, “Unfortunately, North Korea is moving away from the United States and neighboring countries,” indicating that it will have a negative impact on the future of the denuclearization talks between the United States and North Korea.
He also said that sanctions mitigated by North Korea are `` sanctions are a means to bring North Korea to the table of negotiations and should never be lifted '', as long as North Korea repeatedly launches missiles. Stressed the idea that sanctions will not alleviate.
Furthermore, regarding the fact that North Korea has flickered the possibility of restarting the ICBM-intercontinental ballistic missile launch test, I strongly said, “I will be.”