U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun gave a closed briefing to Congress on Mar. 5, 2019 on the recent summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Biegun, who is in charge of day-to-day negotiations with the North, spoke before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 1 1/2 hours to apparently detail what happened at last week's summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the next steps in the diplomatic effort.
|This Reuters file photo shows U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun.|
The summit ended abruptly without an agreement after the sides sought a deal on dismantling the North's nuclear weapons program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Leaving the briefing room, Biegun was asked by a Yonhap reporter whether he plans to visit Pyongyang soon, but he declined to answer any questions.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier that he is hopeful about sending a team to North Korea in the coming weeks. (Yonhap)
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