September 26, 2020

In Seoul, Biegun rejects N. Korea’s year-end deadline, recent “hostile” actions

Provocation by North possible in coming days, U.S. official said, while calling for negotiations to restart

North Korea’s recent statements have been “hostile,” “unnecessary,” and misrepresent Washington’s approach to working-level talks, the top U.S. foreign policy official on DPRK negotiations said Monday in Seoul.

Special Representative for North Korea with the U.S. State Department Stephen Biegun, during a press conference with his ROK counterpart Lee Do-hoon Monday morning, also rejected DPRK leader Kim Jong Un’s self-declared end-of-year deadline for Washington to satisfy their demands in denuclearization talks.