Monday, December 07, 2009

U.S. envoy Bosworth in Seoul, travels to North Korea Tuesday

The U.S. envoy for North Korea arrived in the South on Sunday ahead of a visit to Pyongyang aimed at convincing the communist state to end its boycott of wider nuclear disarmament talks.

Stephen Bosworth, the first envoy sent by U.S. President Barack Obama to the North, is expected to arrive in Pyongyang on Tuesday for a three-day stay where he will meet top North Korean officials, but not leader Kim Jong-il.

The United States and South Korea expect the North at least to pick up where it left off when it walked out on the deal more than a year ago.

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