U.S. Embassy Denies N. Korea Nuke Meeting

The U.S. Embassy denied a report Tuesday that Washington's top nuclear envoy met with his North Korean and Chinese counterparts on the sidelines of a security conference in Tokyo.

Earlier Chinese consular official Li Wen Ling had indicated to reporters that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill was meeting with North Korean chief negotiator Kim Kye Gwan and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wu Dawei.

Hill, who is in Tokyo for a private security conference, had said he had no plans to meet the North Koreans directly.

After his comments about the meeting were reported, Li said he did not mean to say a meeting was underway. He said there was no meeting.

U.S. Embassy spokesman Jeffrey Hill also said there had been no meeting.