December 05, 2023

DPRK, U.S. need to address peace regime in negotiations: top State Dept official

U.S. Deputy Special Representative for DPRK Alex Wong calls peace regime with North "powerful" and "an aspiration"

A "peace regime" between the U.S. and DPRK must be addressed in the two countries' ongoing negotiations, the State Department's second-ranked North Korea negotiator said in a speech in Washington on Tuesday.

The official, Alex Wong, who serves as both the department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea and Deputy Special Representative for North Korea, described the concept of a peace regime as daunting and amorphous — but said that it must happen in order for the North to prosper.