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North Korea says no to more nuclear talks as US envoy travels to Seoul

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North Korea insisted Tuesday that it has “no intention” of resuming dialogue with the U.S.
SEOUL,South Korea — North Korea insisted Tuesday that it has “no intention” of resuming dialogue with the United States as the Trump administration’s main point man on the issue traveled to the region to try to revive nuclear talks.
Stephen Biegun, deputy secretary of state and special representative for North Korea, planned to meet with senior South Korean and Japanese officials during a four-day trip that began with his arrival Tuesday on Osan Air Base.
He planned to discuss cooperation with both allies on a range of issues “and further strengthen coordination on the final, fully verified denuclearization” of North Korea, according to the State Department.
Biegun’s visit comes days after South Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested the U. S. and North Korean leaders meet again before U. S. presidential elections are held in November.
North Korea rejected the idea, calling Moon a “meddlesome man,” in its second such message in less than a week.

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