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Sweden: U.S. and North Korea resume nuclear talks

Christian Fernsby |
The United States and North Korea resumed negotiations on ending Pyongyang’s nuclear programme.

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Topics: U.S.    NORTH KOREA    NUCLEAR   

The delegations meeting in the Swedish capital are headed by Stephen Biegun, the US Special Representative for North Korea, and his North Korean counterpart Kim Myong-gil.

The focus is on whether the two countries can bridge their gaps over denuclearisation steps and the possible rewards North Korea would receive for its actions.

Kim Myong-gil told reporters before heading to Sweden that he was optimistic about the results of the talks, touching on what he called a new signal coming from the United States.

It is not clear what he meant by the new signal, but it may mean US willingness to make some concessions in contrast to its earlier push to seek complete denuclearisation in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

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