U.S.-North Korean Nuclear Negotiators To Meet This Week In Geneva

STATE DEPARTMENT (AP) — The chief U.S. and North Korean nuclear negotiators are set to meet this week in Geneva to try to reach a breakthrough in stalled disarmament talks.

A senior State Department official says the talks between Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill and North Korea’s vice foreign minister are expected to last one day, but they could go longer.

The main topic is said to be North Korea’s delay in declaring the details of its nuclear weapons program. North Korea was obligated to submit the declaration under a deal negotiated as part of six-party talks. But Washington says that the declaration North Korea turned in wasn’t complete.

The dispute has deadlocked the disarmament process.