September 21, 2020

North Korea, U.S. to begin high-stakes preliminary working-level talks in Sweden

Negotiations expected to focus on nuclear issue, prospects for partial sanctions relief

North Korea and the U.S. were on Friday set to begin a round of preliminary working-level negotiations in Sweden, in high-stakes talks intended to iron out the specifics of a potential future nuclear deal between the two countries.

The meetings are expected to see negotiators hold talks over Friday and Saturday, and are the first of their kind between Washington and Pyongyang since January.