Top U.S. envoy on DPRK to visit S. Korea following UN rebukeSouce:Xinhua Publish By Thomas Whittle Updated 23/01/2013 6:40 pm in World / no comments
SEOUL, Jan. 23 — The U.S. envoy on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will visit South Korea Wednesday to discuss follow-up actions to expanded UN sanctions on Pyongyang.
Glyn Davies, who is accompanied by Clifford Hart, chief U.S. envoy for six-party nuclear talks, will meet with South Korea’s top nuclear envoy Lim Sung-nam Thursday to discuss future DPRK policy.
The envoy is also scheduled to meet with the transition team of South Korea’s president-elect Park Geun-hye, who takes office next month, according to the U.S. state department.
The visit comes shortly after the UN Security Council condemned Pyongyang’s Dec. 12 rocket launch and adopted a new resolution demanding that the DPRK “immediately comply fully with its obligations” under previous resolutions banning it from conducting missile and nuclear tests.
The DPRK has defended its right to launch a satellite for peaceful and scientific purposes, while its critics, including the United States and South Korea, viewed the launch as a disguised ballistic missile test.
Davies is scheduled to travel to Beijing Friday for a two-day trip and make another stop in Tokyo.