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North Korea's chief six-party delegate Ri Yong-ho meets with former U.S. officials: Reports Updated: 2014-05-27 10:25:53 KST

 North Korea's chief six-party delegate Ri Yong-ho meets with former U.S. officials: Reports
North Korea's chief delegate to the six-party nuclear talks Ri Yong-ho is confirmed to have met with former U.S. government officials in Mongolia.
Seoul-based Yonhap News reports Ri met with former U.S. State Department official Joel Wit as well as ex-C-I-A analyst, Robert Carlin.
Washington says the two, if they indeed made contact, were acting in their own capacity and that the U.S. government has a separate channel of communications with Pyongyang.
The U.S. also made clear its message to North Korea remains the same -- that Pyongyang needs to show a sincere attitude about giving up its nuclear ambitions.
When asked about the matter, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Qin Gang told reporters that he wasn't aware of the meeting.

bartektodde (USA) 2014-05-27 08:34:34 KST    

"...met with former U.S. government officials in Mongolia."

"...met with former U.S. State Department official Joel Wit as well as ex-C-I-A analyst, Robert Carlin."

(What was the purpose of meeting with EX 0fficials?)


"The U.S. also made clear its message to North Korea remains the same -- that Pyongyang needs to show a sincere attitude about giving up its nuclear ambitions."

(I wouldn't give up my nuclear ambitions. I'd want nuclear weapons for self-defense purposes.)

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