US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged that the US has its own direct channels of communication with North Korea during a visit to Beijing. Photo: AFP

US, North Korea balk at using back channels to discuss a halt to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme

Unused channels include Pyongyang’s UN representative, US civilians and North Korean diplomats meeting in a third country and Sweden’s Pyongyang embassy

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged that the US has its own direct channels of communication with North Korea during a visit to Beijing. Photo: AFP
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