North Korea's top nuclear envoy said Thursday he is willing to meet with his US counterpart if Washington unveils a fundamental solution to the nuclear impasse by a year-end deadline.
Kim Myong-gil said US nuclear envoy Stephen Biegun has proposed nuclear talks with North Korea in December via a third country.
US nuclear envoy Stephen Biegun (Yonhap)
"If the negotiated solution of issues is possible, we are ready to meet with the US at any place and any time," Kim said in a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency.
The US and North Korea held working-level nuclear talks in Sweden after months of stalemate, but the talks broke down with the North accusing the US of failing to come up with a new proposal. (Yonhap)