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Stephen Edward Biegun is an American businessman and diplomat who is the United States Special Representative for North Korea. Biegun was previously vice president of international governmental affairs for the Ford Motor Company, and was a staffer on the National Security Council as well as national security adviser to Senator Bill Frist.
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U.S. envoy meets second senior China diplomat as NK tensions riseChinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng met U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun on Friday, China's foreign ministry said, Biegun's second high-level meeting in Beijing in two days amid..
Senate confirms Trump's North Korea envoy and possible Pompeo successor as No. 2 at StateDetroit native Stephen Biegun may eventually replace Secretary of State Mike Pompeo if Pompeo leaves to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas.
U.S., China vow to keep communicating on N. Korea nuclear issueTop U.S. envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun and his Chinese counterpart agreed Thursday that the two countries will continue communicating on North Korean issues, with a year-end deadline set by..
U.S. envoy for North Korea to visit China this week: State DepartmentThe U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, will visit Beijing on Thursday and Friday, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, after China and Russia proposed lifting some U.N. sanctions..
US says it won't accept North Korea-set nuclear deadlineA senior US diplomat said today that Washington won’t accept a year-end deadline set by North Korea to make concessions in stalled nuclear talks and urged Pyongyang to return to a negotiating table..
US envoy Stephen Biegun tells North Korea: 'Let's get this done'The US envoy calls on North Korea to resume nuclear talks - as Pyongyang's self-imposed deadline looms.
U.S. envoy Biegun to North Korea: 'We're here, you know how to reach us'U.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, urged Pyongyang on Monday to return offers of talks, dismissing leader Kim Jong Un's year-end deadline while highlighting Washington's willingness to..
U.S. envoy Biegun urges North Korea to respond to calls for talksU.S. special envoy for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, called on Pyongyang to return its offer of talks, saying Washington is willing to discuss "all issues of interest"
U.S. envoy arrives in South Korea as Pyongyang ramps up pressureStephen Biegun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea, arrived in South Korea on Sunday as Pyongyang stepped up pressure on Washington to make concessions to revive stalled denuclearization talks..
Biegun confident on Korea, Japan troops talks, but no 'free ride'President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next number two at the State Department said on Wednesday he was confident agreements could be reached with South Korea and Japan over the costs of hosting..
Year-end could see return to North Korea 'provocations,' says U.S. envoy BiegunU.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday a year-end deadline North Korea has set for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks was an artificial one, but..
U.S. says window for talks still open but North Korea must 'seize the moment'U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday the window was still open for Pyongyang to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program, but it needed to seize..
U.S. State Department nominee Biegun says China action against Muslims 'unacceptable'The nominee for the U.S. State Department's number-two position said on Wednesday he had no reason to doubt reports about China's treatment of ethnic minorities, including the Uighurs, and the..
U.S. envoy Biegun still believes North Korea can decide to denuclearizeU.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday there had been no concrete evidence that North Korea had made a decision to give up its nuclear weapons, but he still..
North Korea says US proposals for talks on denuclearisation were a ‘trick’North Korea has said that the United States had proposed resuming talks on denuclearisation in December, but warned that Pyongyang was not interested unless Washington was ready to meet its terms. And..
U.S. North Korea envoy Biegun nominated for No. 2 job at State DepartmentPresident Donald Trump on Thursday nominated U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, a widely respected foreign policy veteran, to become the next deputy secretary of state.
Respected North Korea envoy Stephen Biegun tapped as Donald Trump’s Deputy Secretary of StateStephen Biegun, a respected US foreign policy veteran in the difficult job of...
Top U.S. negotiator in Stockholm ahead of North Korea talksThe U.S. top negotiator on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, met Sweden's special envoy to the isolated country in Stockholm on Friday before expected talks with North Korean officials at the weekend.
US, N. Korea will restart denuclearization talks ‘soon’ – SeoulWashington and Pyongyang are expected to reopen denuclearization negotiations soon, a senior South Korean official said on Thursday. Deputy national security adviser, Kim Hyun-chong, gave his upbeat..
Envoy Says US Ready to Restart North Korea Nuclear TalksU.S. envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun says the Trump administration is ready to resume stalled negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program. Speaking Wednesday in Seoul where he was meeting with..
U.S. envoy Biegun says will focus on denuclearizing North Korea, dismisses Russian postU.S. envoy on North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia but will remain focused on making progress on the denuclearization of North Korea amid..
U.S. envoy Biegun turns down Russia post to focus on North Korea denuclearizationU.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia in order to focus on making progress on the denuclearization of North..
U.S.'s North Korea envoy to visit Japan, South Korea next weekU.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Japan and South Korea next week to coordinate efforts to secure the denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said..
Trump considering North Korea envoy as next ambassador to Russia: SourceStephen Biegun, the diplomat who has been leading efforts to revive stalled US denuclearization talks with North Korea, is under consideration to be President Donald Trump’s next ambassador to..
U.S. Says No Preconditions To North Korea TalksThe U.S. point man on North Korea said Wednesday there were no preconditions to resuming talks with Pyongyang, but he urged greater action on denuclearization, Raw Story reports. A week after President..