July 04, 2022

Kim Yo Jong left doors open for talks with US, unification minister nominee says

While foreseeing impasse will go on until U.S. presidential election, Lee says he "won't hesitate" to meet Kim Jong Un

South Korea's unification minister nominee Lee In-young stated on Thursday that North Korea appears to have left doors open for dialogue with the U.S., despite a deadlock in denuclearization talks.

Top North Korean official Kim Yo Jong's recent statement -- in which she said Kim Jong Un gave her "permission" to obtain DVD recordings of U.S. July 4 celebrations -- was the proof, Lee said during a confirmation hearing at Seoul's National Assembly.