UN Envoy Meets N. Korean Foreign Minister

UN Envoy Meets N. Korean Foreign Minister

While the Security Council has strengthened sanctions against North Korea, 13 countries, including Angola, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar and Syria, were found to have military ties with Pyongyang, which continues nuclear and missile development programs.

The UN official was scheduled to meet other representatives of the North Korean regime to discuss matters of mutual interest and concerns.

Feltman was a leading official in the U.S. State Department from 2009-12, before moving to the UN. Secretary Tillerson has made it clear that a good first step for North Korea would be to stop testing nuclear devices and missiles.

On Wednesday, Feltman discussed assistance of United Nations agencies to North Korea and other issues of mutual interest with the country's Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk, according to KCNA.

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In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly in September, Foreign Minister Ri defended his country's missile and nuclear programs as a "righteous self-defensive measure" in the face of US hostility and nuclear threats. The North recently launched its most advanced missile to date and the US and South Korea are now holding joint exercises with some of the world's most powerful fighter aircraft.

Shortly after the United Nations envoy left Pyongyang for Beijing on Saturday, North Korean media assessed the visit, highlighting the understanding between both sides and insisting that the current crisis in the region is a outcome of U.S. hostility. But US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert expressed a somewhat different perspective during the daily press briefing on December 7.

This alleged readiness for talks comes at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. Although not representing the USA on this mission, it could be seen playing a role in the very active diplomacy now going on behind the scenes between Russia, China, South Korea, North Korea and the Trump Administration.

Analysts in South Korea say the visit is a significant gesture for North Korea.

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