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North Korean and U.S. nuclear envoys said to meet

Top U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill (R) reads documents handed to him by North Korean counterpart Kim Kye-gwan (C) before the start of the six-party talks in Beijing September 27, 2007. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV/Pool

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy left for Beijing on Tuesday to meet a U.S. diplomat visiting the Chinese capital and will discuss a delay in a nuclear disarmament deal, Yonhap news agency reported.

Kim Kye-gwan will meet U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, currently in Beijing and scheduled to leave China later on Tuesday, it said without specifying a source.

Reporting by Rhee So-eui, writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani