US denies North Korean N-talks ‘unsuccessful’

US denies North Korean N-talks ‘unsuccessful’

Agency News

Washington, Oct 6: The US has denied nuclear talks with North Korea were unsuccessful, contenting it as "good discussions".

Earlier, North Korea said the meeting had broken down, because the US brought "nothing to the negotiation table".

The official meet of both the countries took place in Sweden on Saturday in hope of breaking their stalemate, says a BBC news report.

This came just days after North Korea tested a new missile, in a significant advance on earlier tests.

The meeting was the first formal working-level discussion since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met briefly at the inter-Korean border zone in June.

Neither of the leaders was present in Sweden, instead initial discussions were being handled by North Korea's Kim Myong Gil and US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun.

They met on an island northeast of Stockholm called Lidingo, where North Korea has its embassy. (UNI)