August 21, 2019 / 3:13 AM / a month ago

U.S. envoy Biegun turns down Russia post to focus on N.Korea denuclearisation

SEOUL, Aug 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun said on Wednesday he will not take up the post of ambassador to Russia in order to focus on making progress on the denuclearisation of North Korea.

Biegun, in Seoul for talks with South Korean officials, said the United States is prepared to restart talks with North Korea as soon as North Korea is ready. (Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Writing by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait)

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