UN chief urges N.Korea to return to dialogue

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on North Korea to return to denuclearization talks with relevant nations.

Farhan Haq, Guterres' deputy spokesperson, announced the UN chief's comments at a news conference on Thursday following North Korea's latest missile launches.

Haq said, "The secretary-general is concerned by the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula."

He added that Guterres reiterates the need for Pyongyang "to renew its diplomatic engagement with the parties concerned and to work for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula."