WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House official says America's warming relations with one-time adversary Myanmar should demonstrate to North Korea the benefits of opening up to the world.
National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon was speaking ahead of a historic visit to Myanmar next week by President Barack Obama.
The U.S. has ended diplomatic isolation of Myanma and has suspended economic sanctions as it has shifted from decades-long military rule.
Donilon said Thursday it's an important example for North Korean leaders to contemplate.
But he said the U.S. sees no sign Pyongyang has decided to go the same way. He said it needs to demonstrate serious intent on ending its nuclear weapons program.
Obama will also attend a summit of East Asian leaders in Cambodia to show his continued focus on the region.