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U.S. Envoy to North Korea arrives in South Korea to discuss diplomacy tensions over Pyongyang’s recent missile tests

Randy Mancini 23 October 23, 2021
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, left, speaks after a meeting with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, left, speaks after a meeting with South Korea’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Noh Kyu-duk, Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at the U.S. State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The U.S. Envoy for North Korea visits South Korea to discuss denuclearization and tension over Pyongyang’s recent missile tests.

Special Representative Sung Kim arrived in South Korea on Saturday after a new submarine launched by North Korea sparked concern from the U.S. Kim said during their chats, he urged North Korea to sustain from provoking other countries.

“I look forward to having productive follow-up discussions tomorrow here in Seoul,” Kim said in a brief statement. Kim and Noh Kyu-duk are expected to discuss how to revive talks and have even proposed an “end of war” declaration.

@USAsiaPacific: Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim reaffirmed U.S. commitment and the importance of the U.S.-ROK Alliance in working toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in his productive meeting with ROK Special Representative Noh Kyu-duk. pic.twitter.com/kJIffnisvu

— Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (@USAsiaPacific) October 19, 2021

Meanwhile, denuclearization talks between the U.S. and Pyongyang have remained on hold after failing to agree on a deal from the Hanoi Summit in 2019.

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