Top U.S. diplomats are reportedly looking for a chance to engage in talks with North Korea.
It all depends on whether or not the regime can continue to refrain from provocative behavior.
Last month, Joseph Yun, the U.S. Representative for North Korea Policy said America would resume direct dialogue with the hermit kingdom if it stopped missile tests for 60 days.
The last launch was on September 15th.
The Washington Post reported Thursday, local time, that officials are waiting for that signal.
However, the 60-day clock actually hasn't started yet because, while the communist state refrained from such activities, it hasn't clarified why the rogue state halted launches.
The envoy and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have been working to build support for direct talks -- Yun traveling to Moscow in September, and Tillerson talking with his Russian counterpart.
The U.S. delegate is also known to stay in touch with North Korean officials at the UN in New York.