U.S. envoy to brief Congress on N.K. summit

WASHINGTON, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is scheduled to brief Congress this week on the recent summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Biegun, who is in charge of day-to-day negotiations with North Korea, will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a closed briefing, according to the committee's website.

The session, titled "Post-Hanoi: The Status of the North Korea Denuclearization Effort," is likely to delve into the details of last week's summit in Hanoi, which ended without an agreement.

Trump told a post-summit press conference that he couldn't accept North Korea's demand for complete removal of sanctions in exchange for partial denuclearization.

The North later retorted that it had asked for partial sanctions relief in return for complete dismantlement of its main nuclear facility.

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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