S.Korean envoy to visit US, discuss N. Korea’s nuke threat


Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) South Korea’s new envoy for North Korean human rights will make her first visit to the U.S. This week on account that taking office, officers stated Sunday.

Lee Shin-hwa plans to satisfy officials of the State Department and the White House, in addition to experts and activists, in Washington, D.C., in the course of her 4-day experience starting Wednesday to talk about diverse pending issues, including Pyongyang’s nuclear danger and missile provocations.


Lee, a Political Science Professor at Korea University, changed into appointed as the new envoy in July, filling a put up that has been left vacant given that September 2017.

North Korea’s human rights file has drawn extra worldwide attention since the U.N. Commission of Inquiry issued a document in 2014 after a yr long probe, announcing that North Korean leaders are chargeable for “significant, systematic and gross” violations of human rights.

North Korea has lengthy been accused of grave human rights abuses, starting from holding political prisoners in concentration camps to committing torture and sporting out public executions.

Still, North Korea has bristled at outdoor grievance, calling it a U.S.-led try and topple its regime