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US Ambassador to North Korea Visits South Korea

US Ambassador to North Korea Visits South Korea

U.S. Ambassador to North Korea Chung Kim arrived in the South Korean capital Seoul on Monday. His trip was to hold talks with senior South Korean officials. It comes after an unprecedented series Missile tests By Pyongyang.

Since the beginning of this year, North Korea has conducted more than a dozen test shootings Especially launched The first long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) since 2017. This weekend, the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, tested a weapons system aimed at increasing the efficiency of its nuclear weapons.

During the five-day visit, the US ambassador from Pyongyang will meet with his South Korean envoy No Qiu-duk and senior officials of the country. His visit comes at a time when South Korea and the United States have begun annual military exercises. They should last for nine days.

These joint maneuvers, which have further angered Pyongyang, have been curtailed in recent years, with outgoing President Moon Jae-in backing a policy of dialogue with the North. “This exercise is a defensive command exercise using computer simulation, and there is no real military maneuver training,” South Korean allies said Sunday. The United States has 28,500 troops in the south to defend the country against its neighbors.

The United States is ready to negotiate at any time and unconditionally

Pyongyang was halted when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump began testing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. High quality speechesWho had Failed in 2019. Negotiations subsequently stalled.

Upon his arrival, the senior U.S. official said he was in Seoul to continue “close cooperation” with North Korea’s progress, the Yonhap news agency reported. Chung Kim said the US capital, Washington, was open to talks with Pyongyang at any time without preconditions. But so far Kim Jong Un has turned down this offer.

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Recently, signs of a new operation at a major nuclear test site in the north have raised concerns about a resumption of nuclear testing.