SEOUL May 13 A senior North Korean diplomat who
handles the reclusive country's U.S. affairs said on Saturday
Pyongyang would have dialogue with the U.S. administration if
conditions are right, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
Choe Son Hui, who is the North's foreign ministry director
general for U.S. affairs, made the comment to reporters in
Beijing as she was travelling from Norway back to North Korea,
The comments by Choe, who is a veteran member of the North's
team of nuclear negotiators, came amid international efforts to
ease tension over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear arms.
(Reporting by Jack Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel)