October 27, 2021

Top US official says Washington seeking bilateral talks with Pyongyang

Sung Kim emphasizes engagement without preconditions amid ongoing US-ROK military exercises

The U.S. envoy for North Korea continued to press Washington’s willingness to engage with Pyongyang, reiterating in an interview with South Korea’s public broadcaster that the two sides can talk “anytime, anywhere, without preconditions.”

Speaking to the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) in Seoul, U.S. special envoy to North Korea Sung Kim said the U.S. “has no hostile intent” toward the DPRK, echoing points made by the State Department earlier this month.