North Korea says UN envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions on peninsula
North Korea and the United Nations have reportedly
agreed to hold regular conversations on a variety of issues. North Korean state media said UN Undersecretary
General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman, who was in the North this week, also expressed
a willingness to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula. It also said Feltman acknowledged that international
sanctions are having a negative impact on humanitarian aid to North Korea. Feltman, who left Pyongyang earlier Saturday,
has yet to comment on his trip.