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Top US negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions


The United States’ top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s visit and a lull in missile testing. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun will meet with South Korean and international officials, according to the US State Department, although there is no indication his visit will include talks with the North. South Korea-born Yun has been at the heart of reported direct diplomacy in recent months with Kim Jong Un’s regime in North Korea, which accelerated its programme of nuclear and missile testing earlier this year. After several months of unprecedented testing earlier this year, North Korea has not fired a rocket or tested a nuclear weapon since it launched a ballistic missile over Japan on September 15. Trump also urged North Korea to “do the right thing” and added that: “I do see some movement”, though he declined to elaborate.


Source: Dhaka Tribune November 14, 2017 05:48 UTC


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