Increased dialogue and cooperation with Turkey would better serve neighbourly relations and regional stability.
But it is diplomatic, not military considerations that will determine how and where it will be launched.
The latest test comes as both Koreas are building up their weapons capabilities in what could become an arms race on the peninsula.
Washington is engaged with Ankara over "an F-35 dispute resolution," says US State Department spokesperson Ned Price, but adds he would not "prejudge the outcome of" those discussions.
Turkey's President Erdogan says talks with Washington over its investment in the F-35 programme are still continuing.
The rapid decline of China as a crypto mining powerhouse has seen the US and Kazakhstan become attractive destinations for migrant miners.
Iran-backed Hezbollah has accused the United States of meddling in the probe into last year’s Beirut port blast which killed more than 200 people.
Turkish-American defense cooperation is at a crossroads, and set to be a flashpoint during the Erdogan-Biden G20 meeting later this month.
Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei completed a Kenyan clean sweep in the men's and women's races at the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon to pick up their first major titles.
The warning came days after an attack claimed by Daesh that killed dozens at a mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz city.
The Taliban says the talks, held in Doha, Qatar “went well”, with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban.
The weekend meetings in Doha are the first since US forces withdrew from Afghanistan in late August, ending a 20-year military presence as the Taliban overran the country.
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