Alex Wong, the U.S. deputy special representative for North Korea, said in a Senate hearing Wednesday that the United States is ready to negotiate the dismantling of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
U.S. President Donald Trump would hold another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, but only if there’s a “sufficient likelihood” of further progress from their first meeting in Singapore, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun stressed Wednesday that Washington “strongly supports” inter-Korean cooperation, which he said contributes to “creating a more stable environment on the Korean Peninsula.”
Stephen Biegun, the U.S. deputy secretary of state, arrived in Seoul Tuesday for a three-day visit — signaling a potentially critical juncture in reviving denuclearization negotiations with North Korea.
Stephen Biegun, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and special representative for North Korea, will make his first trip to Seoul this year Tuesday to discuss Pyongyang issues amid a continued standstill in denuclearization negotiations.
Dismissing the prospect of another summit with Washington ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, one of North Korea’s top diplomats on Saturday proclaimed that the regime felt no need to be used as a “political tool” by Washington.
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un should hold another summit ahead of the American presidential election in the fall to move along stalled denuclearization negotiations, President Moon Jae-in declared Tuesday.
South Korea and the United States are working to plan a visit by Stephen Biegun, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and special representative for North Korea, to Seoul in early July, according to multiple sources.
Washington was concerned about Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program and the country’s continued production of fissile material last year, according to the U.S. State Department’s latest nonproliferation report submitted to the Congress Tuesday.
Seoul is facing a double-whammy diplomatically after scathing statements against the South by Kim Yo-jong, the North Korean leader's younger sister, and former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s controversial new memoir.