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U.S. preparing for talks with North Korea - report

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 01:10

The Washington Post reports that former U.S. officials are getting ready to bring North Korean negotiators over for talks. Sources say it could be a sign that leader Kim Jong Un wants to open up communication with Donald Trump's administration. Eve Johnson reports.

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A diplomatic relationship that's gone from bad to worse. But now there are rumblings that Washington is getting ready to bring senior officials from North Korea over for talks. The Washington Post reporting Sunday (February 19) that preparations are already underway. It would not be an official state visit, just a meeting between some top North Korean officials and former U.S. officials. But sources told the Washington Post it could be a signal that leader Kim Jong Un wants to be in touch with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration If talks do get the green light, they would be the first of their kind in more than five years. For now, the White House has been quiet on the report, saying only that the U.S. government has no plans to meet with North Korea. Meanwhile, Pyongyang is still pushing ahead with another kind of diplomatic strategy - a ballistic missile that could carry a nuclear warhead all the way to the United States. Pyongyang tested a missile earlier this month, leading Donald Trump to call North Korea a quote "big, big problem".

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U.S. preparing for talks with North Korea - report

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 01:10