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FM Kang: N. Korea Suggested Postponing High-level U.S. Talks

Write: 2018-11-08 13:09:22Update: 2018-11-08 14:34:35

FM Kang: N. Korea Suggested Postponing High-level U.S. Talks

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Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told lawmakers Thursday it was actually North Korea that first suggested postponing this week's high-level talks with the United States.

The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday that the meeting, between Secretary Mike Pompeo and his North Korean counterpart Kim Yong-chol scheduled for Thursday in New York, will take place at a later date when schedules permit.

Minister Kang says the North cited a scheduling conflict for the postponement.

There has been widespread speculation the postponement may have been due to an impasse in discussions, or that it may be a negotiating tactic.

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