U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, who doubles as the Trump administration's point man on North Korea, will be reportedly be coming to Seoul Tuesday ahead of his trip to Japan.
Details have not been confirmed, but according to sources, Biegun is likely to meet his South Korean counterpart Lee Do-hoon and other officials at Seoul's foreign ministry.
It will be Biegun's first visit to the Korean Peninsula in 7 months.
It comes at a time when tensions have been escalating, but there's hope the trip could grease the wheels of nuclear diplomacy.
However, over the weekend, North Korea's foreign minister ramped up pressure on the U.S., saying the North isn't interested in talks.