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N Korea at crossroads

US moves closer to dialogue with North Korea

Envoy Sung Kim meets South Korean, Japanese counterparts in Seoul

Sung Kim, left, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Noh Kyu-duk, center, South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, and Takehiro Funakoshi, Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, pose for a photo during a trilateral meeting in Seoul on Monday.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- The United States took a step closer to dialogue with North Korea, expressing a hope the isolated country will accept the Biden administration's offer to meet "anywhere, anytime without preconditions."

Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, said during a trilateral meeting with South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Seoul on Monday that Washington will explore diplomacy with Pyongyang for the security of the country and its allies. It was the first meeting of the three countries since the conclusion of the U.S.'s North Korea policy review.

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