Seoul: US-N Korea nuke talks will likely resume in 2-3 weeks

President Donald Trump meets with Korean President Moon Jae-in​ at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with Korean President Moon Jae-in​ at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with Korean President Moon Jae-in​ at the InterContinental Barclay hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's spy agency told lawmakers in a private briefing Tuesday that nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea will likely resume within two to three weeks, according to one of the lawmakers who attended the session.

The National Intelligence Service gave its assessment on prospect of the stalled nuclear diplomacy, hours after President Donald Trump said another meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "could happen soon."

Kim Min-ki, one of the lawmakers who attended the NIS briefing, quotes the spy service as saying there is "a high possibility for working-level talks (between the U.S. and North Korea) to restart within two to three weeks."

Kim Min-ki said the NIS also told lawmakers that another Trump-Kim summit could occur this year if the two countries report progress from those working-level nuclear negotiations.

Calls to the NIS seeking a confirmation weren't immediately answered. The NIS typically doesn't comment on the contents of closed-door briefings it provides to lawmakers.

A U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at ending the North Korean nuclear crisis largely remain stalemated since a second Trump-Kim summit in Vietnam in February ended without any agreement due to squabbling over U.S.-led economic sanctions on North Korea. The two leaders held a brief, impromptu meeting at a Korean border village in late June and agreed to resume talks.

Trump provided few details about when he said Tuesday another meeting with Kim "could happen soon." He spoke in response to a question as he arrived at the United Nations.

You may also interested in

China's electric vehicle industry shaken by...

Sep 13, 2016

China's electric vehicle industry, a flagship for Beijing's technology ambitions, has been rocked...

Tesla's Autopilot system under scrutiny in fatal...

Sep 15, 2016

Tesla faces new scrutiny in China about its vehicle Autopilot system after state television...

China starts 2017 engulfed by smog, issues...

Jan 2, 2017

Beijing and other cities across northern and central China are shrouded in thick smog, prompting...

McDonald's sells China business in deal worth up...

Jan 9, 2017

Fast-food giant McDonald's is selling a controlling stake in its China business to a group of...

China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on...

Jan 14, 2017

China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a three-week cruise during which its...

Subscribe To Our Newsletter