United Nations official arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday for a rare, four-day visit at the invitation of the North Korean government.
Jeffrey Feltman is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk diplomats. And U.N. staff during his stay. They expect to discuss a wide range of issues.
The highest-ranking American in the U.N. Secretariat. Is the first person in that post to visit North Korea since February 2010.
The most senior American to visit North Korea in an official capacity recently was James R. Clapper. Who is director of national intelligence travel to Pyongyang in late 2014 to secure the release of two American citizens.
A delegation head by State Department Special Representative Joseph Yun flew to Pyongyang to oversee the release of American college student Otto Warmbier in June this year.
Therefore the U.S. and South Korean militarizes are holding a major air force exercise. And just last week Pyongyang test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts say can hit Washington.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile have trade insults also engage in escalating rhetoric in recent months.
The United States was returning North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terrorism and promised to intensify a campaign of “maximum pressure”. And sanctions as part of a rolling effort to compel Kim’s government to negotiate over its nuclear program.
China of its highest-level envoy to North Korea in two years. It is not clear what progress. if any during that visit to ease a rift that has also been widening between Beijing and Pyongyang.
Though Six U.N. agencies with approximately 50 international staff, represent in North Korea.