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S. Korea, U.S., Japan nuclear chiefs likely discussed N. Korea's provocation, humanitarian aid Updated: 2021-09-14 09:30:29 KST

We begin with those North Korea-related talks in Tokyo.
The chief nuclear envoys of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan have just wrapped up their talks.
This meeting coming hot on the heels of North Korea's test-firing of long-range cruise missiles.
For more, we have our foreign ministry correspondent Yoon Jung-min on the line.
Jung-min, do we have any updates yet?

Mark, South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator Noh Kyu-duk met his U.S. and Japanese counterparts Sung Kim and Takehiro Funakoshi this morning in Tokyo.
It seems they discussed ways to manage the Korean Peninsula in a stable manner following North Korea's recent test-firing of long-range cruise missiles and its night-time military parade last week.
There has also been speculation the North may have restarted its main nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.
Ahead of the meeting, the U.S. envoy Sung Kim reiterated that Washington does not have "hostile intention" towards the North stressing the need for "a calibrated, practical approach" in diplomacy toward the regime.

The envoys also seem to have discussed providing the North with humanitarian aid to bring the regime back to the negotiating table.
Earlier, Noh said South Korea and the U.S. have made significant progress in discussing humanitarian cooperation projects for the North.
Noh also met with Sung Kim separately after the three-way meeting.

And we know that South Korea is scheduled for high-level diplomatic talks with China

That's right.
Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi is arriving in Seoul this afternoon.
He will have a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong on Wednesday morning.
They are likely to discuss North Korea's recent moves and ways to revive the stalled Korean Peninsula Peace Process.
Eyes are on what message Wang might send to the U.S.
That's all from me at this hour.
Back to you, Mark.
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