US Rep Headed to North Korea for Nuke Talks

Bilateral negotiations would be first directly between nations
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2009 10:11 PM CDT
US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth, right, shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Wi Sung-lac.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The US diplomat in charge of North Korea policy will visit Pyongyang next month for the first bilateral nuclear negotiations between the countries, South Korea’s JoongAng Ilbo reports today. Amid signs from reclusive Kim Jong Il of a thaw in relations, Stephen Bosworth will lead a delegation that will also visit China and Japan, key players in six-party talks aimed at curbing the North’s nuclear ambitions.