January 20, 2018 / 10:19 AM / 4 months ago

Russia, U.S. likely to discuss North Korea in Moscow - Minister to TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Diplomats from Russia and the United States are likely to hold their next round of consultations on North Korea in Moscow on a date yet to be decided, TASS news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov as saying on Saturday.

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov attends the 2nd East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers' meeting at the office of the Council of Ministers in Phnom Penh July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring/Files

He also said a delegation from North Korea might visit Moscow before the start of next month’s Olympic Games.

Morgulov told the news agency that he has sent an invitation for talks to Joseph Yun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy.

The talks about North Korea’s missile programme and nuclear aspirations are taking place amid accusations from U.S. President Donald Trump that Moscow was helping Pyongyang evade international sanctions. Russia denies the allegations.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by John Stonestreet

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