Posted : 2017-09-14 13:35
Updated : 2017-09-14 17:51

N. Korea, US hold 'secret' meeting in Switzerland: report

By Park Si-soo

North Korea and the United States held a "secret" meeting in Switzerland this week, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported Thursday. The meeting took place on the sidelines of an international security forum there from Monday to Wednesday.

Choe Kang-il, deputy director general for North American affairs at the North's Foreign Ministry, and Evans Revere, a former principal deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. State Department, held the talks, according to NHK.

It is unknown what they discussed, but it was very likely to have been about the heightened tensions after Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.

Choe remained silent when he faced a barrage of questions from reporters while leaving the meeting venue, according to NHK.

  • 1. Chinese security guards assault Korean journalists ahead of Moon-Xi summit
  • 2. 47 Korean criminals extradited from Philippines
  • 3. Icy cold winds freeze Korea [PHOTOS]
  • 4. Church works to legalize 'baby boxes' for abandoned tots
  • 5. Busan most prone to suicides; Sejong to car accidents; Jeju to crimes
  • 6. Colombian soccer player gets five-game ban for racist gesture to Korean
  • 7. American woman yanked out of Starbucks for anti-Korean remark [VIDEO]
  • 8. Han River frozen [PHOTOS]
  • 9. 2 million take Korean proficiency test
  • 10. Cold War hangover: How safe are Korea's anti-tank barricades?