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Progress on nuclear talks depends on US: N. Korea envoy

North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song holds a press conference at the U.N. headquarters in New York on May 21, 2019. (Kyodo)

NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- North Korea is willing to resume talks with the United States if Washington produces a workable plan to break the impasse over Pyongyang's denuclearization, North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song said Monday.

    In a speech delivered at the U.N. General Assembly, Kim stressed that it depends on the United States whether or not the two countries will be able to create a "window of opportunity" through negotiation.

    If the United States presents a new approach that North Korea can support, Pyongyang will "sit with the United States for comprehensive discussion" of outstanding matters including the country's nuclear and missile programs.

    North Korea had since 2014 sent its foreign minister to the annual gathering at U.N. headquarters in New York, but opted not to do so this year.

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