US Nuclear Envoy Visits South Korea Amid North Korea Missile Tension, Stalled Talks

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Sung Kim, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea, speaks during trilateral gathering  betwixt  Japan, the United States, and South Korea, to sermon   North Korea, successful  Tokyo, Japan, connected  Sept. 14, 2021. (David Mareuil/Pool via Reuters/File Photo)

Sung Kim, U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea, speaks during trilateral gathering betwixt Japan, the United States, and South Korea, to sermon North Korea, successful Tokyo, Japan, connected Sept. 14, 2021. (David Mareuil/Pool via Reuters/File Photo)

SEOUL—The U.S. envoy for North Korea arrived successful South Korea connected Saturday amid stalled denuclearization talks and hostility implicit Pyongyang’s caller missile tests.

Special Representative Sung Kim’s sojourn came days aft North Korea fired a caller submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), which prompted disapproval from Washington and calls for a instrumentality to talks aimed astatine denuclearizing the North successful instrumentality for U.S. sanctions relief.

Kim, aft talks successful Washington with South Korean and Japanese counterparts connected Tuesday, urged North Korea “to refrain from further provocations and prosecute successful sustained and substantive dialogue.”

Pyongyang truthful acold has rejected U.S. overtures, accusing the United States and South Korea of talking diplomacy portion ratcheting up tensions with their ain subject activities.

Arriving successful South Korea, Kim said helium looks guardant to having “productive travel up discussions” with his counterpart, without elaborating.

By Hyonhee Shin

Reuters

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