Negotiations between senior representatives of North Korea and former U.S. officials appeared frustrated after the state Department revoked the visa of the head of the division of States relations of the foreign Ministry of the DPRK Choi sung Hwi (Choe Son Hui). On Saturday, February 25, according to The Wall Street Journal.
As stated in the material editions, the meeting was scheduled on 1 and 2 March in new York city near the headquarters of the UN in Manhattan. The talks were expected to be the first contact between the American authorities and representatives of North Korea after the inauguration of US President Donald trump.
It is noted that these meetings belong to the so-called expert diplomacy — civil mediation in dealing with various foreign policy issues. In such negotiations involved former officials and experts on international relations.
The reason for the refusal of a visa to Choi sung hee is not called. The staff of The Wall Street Journal suggest that the decisions of the state Department were affected by the launch of the DPRK ballistic missiles in the sea of Japan and the killing of Kim Jong-Nam — brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, which I suspect agents of Pyongyang.
Earlier in February, trump said about the possible meeting with Kim Jong-UN. “You should never say no. Although it may already be too late, especially given the situation”, — said the head of the White house and added that the leader of North Korea “very angered” him.