UN envoy warns N. Korea 'miscalculation' could trigger conflict

UN envoy warns N. Korea 'miscalculation' could trigger conflictA senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after a rare visit to the reclusive state. Jeffrey Feltman’s trip to the North — the first by such a high-ranking UN diplomat since 2010 — kicked off less than a week after Pyongyang said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the US. The United Nations said Feltman met North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong-Kuk and they “agreed that the current situation was the most tense and dangerous peace and security issue in the world today”.

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