North Korea ‘willing to restart’ nuclear talks with US

North Korea is willing to restart denuclearisation talks with the United States later this month, the country’s vice foreign minister has said.

Choe Son-hui said they were willing to resume “comprehensive” discussions in a setting agreed by both sides.

Her statement came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced hopes for talks to resume.

Hours after Ms Choe spoke, two short-range projectiles were reportedly launched from North Korea.

It’s the latest in a series of tests in recent months.

At their first meeting, last year, US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un agreed to the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula – but without determining what that meant or how to achieve it.

Discussions on the finer details broke down in February, during their second summit in Hanoi.

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