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Senior UN official to make rare visit to North Korea: Official

2017-12-05 08:59:20       source:Straitstimes

December 5, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - A top UN official will travel to North Korea this week for talks with officials there, a UN spokesman said on Monday (Dec 4), amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

The unusual visit by Jeffrey Feltman, which begins Tuesday and runs to Friday, comes less than a week after North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile believed capable of reaching the United States.

On Monday, the United States and South Korea launched their biggest ever joint air exercise amid warnings by US officials of a growing risk of war in the Korean peninsula.

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