January 27, 2022

North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun confirmed as Deputy Secretary of State

Biegun will have to balance new role with his responsibilities as U.S. special representative for North Korea

Update at 1715 EST: This article has been updated to include comment from U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.

The U.S. Senate confirmed Stephen Biegun, the Trump administration's special representative for North Korea, as Deputy Secretary of State on Thursday. The vote was 90 to 3.