PressTV-US, North Korea to hold high-level talks this week: Sources

Senior officials from the United States and North Korea are expected to hold a meeting in Washington later this week to discuss a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung-un, following a prolonged deadlock in denuclearization talks, sources say.

A meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader’s right-hand man, Kim Yong-chol, is expected to take place on Thursday or Friday in Washington, South Korean state-run news agency, Yonhap, cited an unnamed diplomatic source as saying on Tuesday.

“Given Secretary Pompeo’s other commitments, it’s true that (he’s) available for the talks on January 17-18,” the source said, adding that the two sides were resolved to have face-to-face negotiations.

Furthermore, the Seoul-based newspaper Chosun Ilbo, also citing an unnamed source, reported earlier in the day that Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol would likely meet in Washington later…

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