U.S. security adviser McMaster arrives at UN to brief Council on North Korea
U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was seen heading into the United Nations to brief the U.N. Security Council envoys on North Korea on Monday (March 12).
South Korean envoys were expected to brief U.S. officials on North Korea’s stance on possible future talks with Washington and its apparent willingness to suspend nuclear tests if the security of the North’s government is assured.
Tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes rose to the highest level in years in 2017. Pyongyang pursues its weapons programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, with shrill, bellicose rhetoric coming from both Kim and Trump.
However, fears of all-out war eased last month, coinciding with North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics in the South.