North Korea spurned the top U.S. diplomat as not sufficiently “mature” and offered a hand to Moscow on Thursday in back-to-back moves by Kim Jong Un to possibly reset the terms of his outreach with Washington. The announcements came hours after North Korea said it had tested a tactical guided weapon, its first public weapons test since the breakdown of a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim in February. North Korea demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be replaced in negotiations over its nuclear program with someone who “is more careful and mature in communicating.” In Moscow, the Kremlin announced that Kim plans to meet President Vladimir Putin in Russia this month.

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