US ready to renew nuclear talks with North Korea
Trump administration is ready to resume nuclear talks with North Korea, says U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Wednesday, August 21.
This message comes a day after the United States and South Korean militaries completed their routine exercises. North Korea calls the training, an attack practice and responds with its own missile and other weaponry tests.
[Stephen Biegun, US Envoy for North Korea]: "President Trump gave me and my team the assignment to restart working-level negotiations with North Korea, as agreed by Chairman Kim, to successfully implement the four commitments the two leaders made in Singapore.”
Biegun makes these remarks during his meeting with his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea.
[Stephen Biegun, US Envoy for North Korea]: “I am fully committed to this important mission and we will get this done. Second, regarding the restart of those negotiations, we are prepared to engage as soon as we hear from our counterparts in North Korea.”
Responding in Korean, Lee says, "The current situation for dialogue didn't come by accident,” stating that this is the decision and understanding of the South Korean and North Korean leaders with U.S. President Donald J. Trump.