Yonhap News AgencyMarch 17, 2014 17:45
By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, March 17 (Yonhap) -- As a top Chinese envoy on North Korea began an unexpected visit to Pyongyang, the U.S. government on Monday reaffirmed its willingness to engage constructively with Pyongyang.
But Washington continued to press Pyongyang to show its seriousness about dialogue through action, not rhetoric.
"The ball is in North Korea's court," Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department, told reporters via conference call on a snowy day.