September 28, 2020

Trump nominates deputy special representative for North Korea to UN post

Unclear if Alex Wong will retain North Korea duties if he is confirmed to new role by the U.S. Senate

U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Alex Wong, the deputy special representative for North Korea, to an ambassador-level position at the United Nations, the White House announced on Tuesday.

Wong is the president's number-two envoy in talks with the DPRK, but his nomination to the UN post comes amid a long diplomatic stalemate between the two countries that has dragged on for months.