September 21, 2020

Top envoy in South Korea as U.S. seeks to restart stalled talks with North Korea

Visit by Stephen Biegun offers opening for renewed DPRK-U.S. diplomacy, experts say

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, local media reported, kicking-off a three-day visit in which he will likely seek to restart working-level negotiations with the DPRK following weeks of stalemate and mounting tensions.

Biegun's arrival in South Korea overlaps, notably, with the final day of joint ROK-U.S. drills on the peninsula, exercises which have provoked rage and indignation from Pyongyang.