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Intel chiefs of S. Korea, U.S., Japan meet to discuss N. Korea Updated: 2021-05-13 10:00:41 KST

The intel chiefs of South Korea, the U.S. and Japan met Wednesday to share their views on North Korea.
The closed door meeting held at an undisclosed venue in Tokyo brought together Park Jie-won, chief of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and Japan's cabinet intelligence director Hiroaki Takizawa.
While not much of the details of the meeting are known, they are expected to have discussed matters of mutual interest including North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

The three-way meeting comes after Washington's months-long policy review on North Korea.
The White House said it will seek a calibrated and practical approach toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula with diplomacy as the focus of its strategy.
The U.S. has reached out to North Korea to explain the outcome but has yet to get a response.

Meanwhile, Haines arrived in South Korea Wednesday afternoon for talks with officials here likely related to Washington's new policy on North Korea and the summit next week between Presidents Moon Jae-in and Joe Biden.
She is said to be arranging a visit to Seoul's presidential office as well as a trip to the Demilitarized Zone.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News.
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