Top U.S. Officials to Discuss N.Korea in Seoul

Top U.S. officials will be in Seoul this month to address uncertainties in the region stemming from North Korea.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is scheduled for talks with South Korea's chief presidential security advisor Kim Jang-soo and Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kyou-hyun.

Burns' visit comes after Pyongyang proposed the two Koreas stop stoking mutual tensions, including annual joint South Korea-U.S. military exercises next month.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel will also visit Seoul on Sunday to discuss regional issues following the Japanese prime minister's controversial visit to the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors war criminals.

Arirang News / Jan. 21, 2014 11:59 KST