Secretary Pompeo Announces New Special Representative for North Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Steven Biegun as Special Representative for North Korea at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on August 23, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Steven Biegun as Special Representative for North Korea at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on August 23, 2018. (State Department photo)

Secretary Pompeo Announces New Special Representative for North Korea

On August 23, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced Steve Biegun is joining the U.S. Department of State team as the Special Representative for North Korea.

Special Representative Biegun will lead our efforts to achieve President Trump’s goal of the final, fully-verified denuclearization of North Korea, as agreed to by Chairman Kim Jong Un. As Special Representative, he will direct all U.S. policy on North Korea, lead negotiations, and spearhead our diplomatic efforts with our allies and partners.

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