(LEAD) U.S. envoy to meet with U.N. members on N. Korea
(ATTN: UPDATES with Pompeo's meeting with U.N. chief, background in paras 3-6; ADDS photo)
WASHINGTON, March 13 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to New York this week to meet U.N. Security Council members on North Korea, the State Department said Wednesday.
Biegun's visit on Thursday will partly be aimed at discussing last month's summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the department said in a statement.
He will also discuss "efforts to ensure full implementation" of U.N. Security Council sanctions on the North until the country's "final, fully verified denuclearization," it said.
Trump and Kim reached no agreement at their summit in Vietnam due to differences over the scope of North Korea's denuclearization and sanctions relief from the United States.
Biegun made clear in a public address this week that the U.S will not lift sanctions until the North abandons its weapons of mass destruction program.
In Washington on Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and discussed "the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" among other matters, the department said in a separate note.
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