The White House has confirmed the holding of talks between the United States and North Korea with China's participation next week, specifying that Russia, Japan and South Korea may join in "in the future", Sean McCormack said to journalists in Washington. He is the White House deputy press secretary and the official spokesman of the National Security Council under the president.
We all have agreed to go on insisting that Japan, South Korea and, possibly, Russia be put in the negotiations in the future, said McCormack. So far, only China will participate next week in the U.S.-DPRK talks on the North Korea nuclear problem, he said.
We do not expect a breakthrough but hope for progress at the upcoming negotiations, said the spokesman of the National Security Council under the American president.