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N.Korean US officials to resume nuclear talks after latest missile test


North Korean and US officials on

Saturday were set to resume nuclear talks in Stockholm after months of

deadlock and Pyongyang’s defiant test of a sea launched ballistic missile

this week.

North Korea’s Kim Myong Gil and Stephen Biegun the special envoy

of US President Donald Trump are part of the teams at an island off


The first cars with tinted windows started arriving just after 9 am

(0700 GMT).

Similar level talks on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament were held in

Stockholm in March 2018 and then in January this year.

Kim Myong Gil said he was optimistic about the talks speaking in

Beijing on his way to the Swedish capital.

Washington has been eagerly awaiting a resumption of the dialogue which

has virtually stalled after a Hanoi meeting in late February between Trump

and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un