November 29, 2023

US and South Korea talk DPRK denuclearization strategy amid diplomatic dry spell

Stephen Biegun and Lee Do-hoon talked on the phone and discussed ways to bring North Korea back to the days of dialogue

Seoul and Washington's top nuclear envoys reiterated the need to resume diplomatic talks with North Korea, despite several recent setbacks to U.S.-North Korea and inter-Korean relations.

Lee Do-hoon, special representative for Korean peninsula peace and security affairs, spoke with Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun by phone on Wednesday morning to touch base on the state of negotiations, according to a press release from South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).