New U.S. Envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun to travel to Asia

up to date Sept. 6, 2018 11:50 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON—the previous Ford Motor Co. executive lately tapped to pursue negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear application will trip to Asia subsequent week, the State department talked about on Thursday.

Stephen Biegun, named special representative for North Korea remaining month with the aid of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, will trip to Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing between Sept. 10 and Sept. 15. The State branch didn't announce any trip through Mr. Biegun to North Korea.

all the way through the seek advice from to Asia, Mr. Biegun will meet with counterparts and "proceed diplomatic efforts to achieve the final, thoroughly established denuclearization of North Korea," below an contract between President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, in accordance with the branch.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is scheduled to satisfy Mr. Kim here week in Pyongyang.

Mr. Biegun's travel follows the abrupt cancellation of a deliberate talk over with to North Korea by way of the envoy and Mr. Pompeo. Mr. Trump announced that decision by way of Twitter , citing frustration with the inability of "sufficient growth" in talks.

The announcement of the travel additionally came as Justice department officers organized for an expected announcement of charges against a North Korean operative in connection with the 2014 cyberhack of Sony pictures, based on americans typical with the matter. it would be the primary such case to target the country's cyber operations.


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