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Top US, S Korean diplomats hold emergency talks over N Korea

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Al Jazeera News :
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha held emergency talks on Wednesday, following North Korea's cancellation of ministerial talks with Seoul and threats to pull out of the Trump-Kim Jong-un summit scheduled to be held in Singapore on June 12.
A US State Department source confirmed to Al Jazeera on Thursday that the call took place between Pompeo and Kang. "Secretary Pompeo and the Foreign Minister Kang of South Korea had the opportunity to speak last evening by phone, and we continue to coordinate closely," the statement said without elaborating on the details of the call.
North Korea suspends talks with South, threatens to cancel US summit
Earlier, South Korea's official news agency, Yonhap, reported that Kang briefed Pompeo on Seoul's position on North Korea's latest move and vowed to "fully implement" the agreement between President Moon and Kim on April 27. They agreed that the two sides will "continue close cooperation to achieve the complete denuclearisation and the establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula through the successful  
hosting of the North Korea-US summit on the basis of the accomplishments in the April 27 South-North summit," South Korea's foreign ministry said.
South Korea has also reportedly offered to mediate between the US and North Korea, Al Jazeera's Rob McBride, reporting from Seoul, said on Thursday.
Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown, reporting from Beijing, said China is calling on the US "to seize the opportunity for peace".

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