The United States and North Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks this coming weekend, breaking almost an eight month long stalemate on a nuclear agreement between the two countries, according to a report by North Korea’s state news agency KCNA published Tuesday.
Talks between U.S. and North Korean officials stalled in February, when President Trump and Kim Jong Un walked away from their second summit in Vietnam without a deal. Kim wanted sanctions relief in exchange for partial disarmament. In the months since, North Korea has run several short-range missile tests. Trump has largely downplayed the tests, saying they haven’t violated any agreements.