United Nations: The United States is ready to have flexibility in having talks with North Korea aimed at a deal to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs. But the Security Council must be prepared to respond to any provocations, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said on Wednesday. "We have not asked North Korea to do everything before we do anything," Craft told reporters ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting on North Korea. "We are prepared to be flexible, but we cannot solve this problem alone. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) must do its part and it must avoid provocations. It must engage in this process."