North Korean envoy to brief UN press corps Tuesday

Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:47pm EDT

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UNITED NATIONS, June 14 (Reuters) - North Korea's U.N ambassador will hold a rare briefing for members of the U.N. press corps this week, a spokesman for the United Nations said on Monday.

The briefing by North Korean U.N. Ambassador Sin Son-ho will take place at U.N. headquarters in New York at 11:00 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Tuesday and cover "the current situation on the Korean peninsula," spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters.

It will come a day after South and North Korean delegations separately brief the U.N. Security Council about the deadly sinking of a South Korean naval ship in March that has raised tension on the Korean peninsula. [ID:nTOE65D03H]

The South has accused the North of torpedoing the ship, an an allegation the North has denied. (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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