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S. Korean, U.S. nuclear envoys discuss N. Korea's missile firing

Diplomacy 14:06 June 05, 2022

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- Top South Korean and U.S. nuclear envoys held an emergency meeting in Seoul on Sunday, hours after North Korea test-fired another salvo of ballistic missiles into the East Sea, according to Seoul's foreign ministry.

Kim Gunn, special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, had discussions with his American counterpart, Sung Kim, on the issue in their second face-to-face meeting in two days.

Kim was already in Seoul for trilateral consultations held Friday, which involved Takehiro Funakoshi of Japan, on ways to persuade Pyongyang to discontinue provocations and bring it back to the negotiating table.

The three officials had phone talks in response to the North's latest missile launches, in which they strongly condemned the tension-escalating provocation, a clear violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions, the ministry added.

Kim Gunn (R), South Korea's top nuclear envoy, holds a meeting with his American counterpart, Sung Kim, on North Korea's missile launches in Seoul on June 5, 2022, in this photo provided by Seoul's foreign ministry. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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