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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea ready to iron out technical matters with Pompeo

Senior diplomat likely to face US in next phase of denuclearization negotiations

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to visit North Korea again on Friday. (Getty Image)

SEOUL -- The North Korean official who will lead denuclearization discussions with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks set to emerge from a group of senior diplomats, as talks between the two countries enter a new stage of ironing out technical matters through normal diplomacy.

North Korea said that "a relevant high-level DPRK official" will hold follow-up negotiations with Pompeo after the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June. Pyongyang left the door open for replacing Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, who had been a counterpart of Pompeo in preparations for the unprecedented meeting.

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