US intelligence chief to meet with South Korea, Japan counterparts

File photo of Avril Haines speaking during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be President-elect Joe Biden's national intelligence director in Washington January 19, 2021. ― Pool via Reuters
File photo of Avril Haines speaking during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee to be President-elect Joe Biden's national intelligence director in Washington January 19, 2021. ― Pool via Reuters

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WASHINGTON, Oct 16 ― The intelligence chiefs of the United States, South Korea and Japan are expected to meet in Seoul early next week for closed-door discussions about North Korea, among other issues, Yonhap news agency reported, citing a government source.

US Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines will meet with Park Jie-won, head of South Korea's National Intelligence Service (NIS) and Hiroaki Takizawa, Japan's cabinet intelligence director, Yonhap said, marking the first meeting of the three since May.

They are expected to focus on issues surrounding North Korea, according to the report.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ― Reuters

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