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)