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N.Korean official to visit USA

N.Korean official to visit USA
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A senior North Korean official has been given the green light to visit the United States later this month, a trip which may spark a breakthrough on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. Ri Gun is the North’s Number Two negotiator at stalled multilateral atomic talks. He’ll visit New York City and San Diego to meet scholars and experts who study the secretive state.

Washington hasn’t commented on the possibility of formal talks with Pyongyang, but it is thought informal meetings may happen during Ri’s visit. North Korea pulled out of six-way talks earlier this year, but recently signalled it wants better relations with America.