The United States will eventually talk with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) about nuclear issues, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Sunday.
However, speaking on the TV show "Late Edition" of the Cable News Network (CNN), Powell stressed that other nations in the region should also get involved in the talk.
"I think eventually we will be talking to North Korea (DPRK), but we're not going to simply fall into what I believe is a bad practice of saying the only way you can talk to us is directly when it affects other nations in the region," Powell said.
"This time we need a solution that all nations have bought into," he affirmed. "This time we want a better solution that involves all the countries in the region."
The DPRK insist on tackling the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula through direct dialogue and negotiations with the United States. But the idea was rejected by Washington.