The South Korean government has proposed military talks with North Korea in an attempt to defuse the ongoing tensions between the two countries.
South Korea's Defense Ministry has proposed meetings on July 21 between representatives of the two countries' militaries, CNN reported.
The South Korean government hopes the talks will end the "hostile acts" between the two countries, which "escalate military tension," according to a statement from South Korean Deputy Defense Minister, Seo Joo-seok.
President Trump has long been a critic of North Korea and its missile tests.
North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China, by shooting off yet another ballistic missile...but China is trying hard!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017
Trump urged North Korea's neighboring countries to get involved.
North Korea has just launched another missile. Does this guy have anything better to do with his life? Hard to believe that South Korea.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
....and Japan will put up with this much longer. Perhaps China will put a heavy move on North Korea and end this nonsense once and for all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2017
North Korean officials reportedly have yet to respond to South Korea's invitation.