Stephen Biegun is now the state Department’s special representative for North Korea.
President Donald Trump has officially nominated Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea, to be the next under Secretary of state, replacing John Sullivan, who has been nominated as US Ambassador to Russia. This is stated in the message, which was published by the White House.
Earlier, an administration official told Reuters that Biegun will leave his duties in the sphere of relations with Pyongyang.
Biegun led working-level talks on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament, which stalled after a second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un failed in February in the Vietnamese capital.
North Korea on Thursday launched two missiles towards the Sea of Japan. The military departments of Japan and South Korea reported this. The state-run Korean Central Telegraph Agency reported the successful launch of “ultra-large rocket launchers.”
The ballistic missile launch was the first since October 5, when working talks between the US and North Korea took place in Stockholm, as a result of which the parties failed to reach an agreement.