December 02, 2022

U.S. rejects North Korean claims that working-level talks fell apart

State Department insists "good discussions" took place during this weekend's negotiatons

Hours after North Korea’s top negotiator with the U.S. told reporters that working-level talks between the two nations had broken down, the State Department asserted on Saturday that the diplomatic meetings in Stockholm had been “good.”

The comments, from State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, appeared to contradict — at least in tone — a far more negative view given earlier in the day by North Korea’s chief envoy in the talks.