US envoy warned against N.Korea tests minutes before announcement

A US special envoy warned against North Korea conducting further missile and nuclear tests just minutes before the Pyongyang's announcement, Yonhap news agency reports.

Glyn Davies, the US special envoy on North Korea policy, was speaking to reporters in South Korea's capital Seoul when he said:

Whether North Korea tests or not, it's up to North Korea. We hope they don't do it, we call on them not to do it. It will be a mistake and a missed opportunity if they were to do it.

– Glyn Davies, US special envoy on North Korea policy


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