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UN diplomat arrives in N Korea

Date: Dec 6, 2017

United Nations' (UN) Political Affairs Chief, Jeffrey Feltman, arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday afternoon, making the highest-level visit by a UN official in more than six years as tensions grip the region over nuclear and weapons programs.

Video provided by the North's state news agency KCNA, which Reuters cannot independently verify, showed Feltman and his party being greeted by North Korean officials at Pyongyang International Airport and posing for a photographer.

He will meet with North Korea Foreign Minister, Ri Yong Ho, and Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk, said UN Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, adding that the visit was in response to "a long-standing invitation from the authorities in Pyongyang for a policy dialogue with the UN."

The visit comes at a time of high tension over North Korea's program to develop nuclear tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States, including the test of Pyongyang's largest intercontinental ballistic missile last week.

--Reuters--

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