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North Korean officials may visit U.S. this week

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North Korean officials may visit U.S. this week

North Korean officials may visit U.S. this week

The United States and North Korea plan to hold high-level talks in Washington as soon as this week to discuss a second summit of their leaders, following a prolonged stalemate in nuclear talks, South Korean media said on Tuesday.

Ed Giles reports.

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North Korean officials may visit U.S. this week

Senior North Korean diplomats may be on their way to Washington before the week is out.

That's according to South Korean media reports on Tuesday (January 15).

They say a meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol could happen Thursday (January 17) or Friday (January 18) in DC.

And the main topic?

Probably the details of a second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

While it doesn't appear set in stone yet, the possible meeting does follow a recent pattern of interaction between the two sides as Reuters' Josh Smith explains from Seoul.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS SOUTH KOREA SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, JOSH SMITH: "There are increasing signs that U.S. President Donald trump and Kim Jong Un do want to meet in the near future.

A high level meeting between officials on both sides would indicate that both sides are trying to make more progress ahead of that meeting." If this week's DC meeting does take place, the reports say they'll also work out some stop-gap measures designed to push North Korea along on the road to denuclearisation while waiting for summit number 2.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS SOUTH KOREA SENIOR CORRESPONDENT, JOSH SMITH: "In an effort to make progress at Trump and kim's next summit, the North Koreans and Americans may be looking at coming up with some kind of interim deal.

According to analysts and officials we've spoken to, potentially on the table could be inspections of a North Korean reactor or some of its intercontinental missile facilities.

While the United States might be willing to ease some of its sanctions that it imposed on North Korea.

None of these steps would be what each side wants in the end, but it might be the only way that analysts see as the two sides making some kind of progress in the near future." The U.S. embassy in Seoul did not immediately comment on the reports, and a State Department official said there were currently no meetings to announce.



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