North Korea: Urgent need to open channels, UN says after visit

Posted on: December 10, 2017 | views: 57
A top UN official told senior North Korean figures there was an "urgent need" to keep channels open to avoid the risk of war, the organisation says. The statement follows a visit to Pyongyang by Jeffrey Feltman, the highest-level trip by a UN official to the isolated nation in six years. North Korea says it has agreed to regular communication with the UN. Tensions over the North's weapons programme were raised further after a fresh ballistic missile test last week.