August 11, 2022

U.S. committed to renewed diplomacy with North Korea, envoy says

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun met with Seoul's new director of national security at the Blue House this week

Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun stressed the United States' commitment to restarting talks between Washington and Pyongyang on Thursday, wrapping up a visit to South Korea that was largely dominated by speculation over the fate of diplomacy with the North.

Following a meeting with Suh Hoon, the new director of the National Security Office (NSO), a readout by the Blue House stated that Biegun had "emphasized the importance of resuming dialogue between the North and the U.S."