The U.S. and North Korea made “a little bit” of progress in their first round of talks since the death of Kim Jong Il, though there were no breakthroughs, U.S. special representative Glyn Davies said today.
The U.S. and North Korea held “substantive and serious” talks in Beijing today in the first such meeting since Kim Jong Il died in December and his son inherited leadership of the isolated, nuclear-armed country.
The U.S. is “cautiously optimistic” about talks in Beijing today with North Korea, the first such meeting since Kim Jong Il died in December and his son inherited leadership of the isolated, nuclear-armed country.
The U.S. sees little chance of a quick resumption of North Korean nuclear talks, contrasting recent comments by China indicating hope that negotiations aimed at ending Pyongyang’s weapons program could be revived soon.
North Korea denied planning a nuclear weapons test while a report indicated it’s upgrading a rocket launch site, conflicting signs that underscore the challenge of gauging the intentions of new leader Kim Jong Un.