Seoul says Koreas won't hold talks Wednesday; unclear whether plans for 2-day meeting canceled

South Korea says planned talks with North Korea won't happen on Wednesday but there's no immediate word on whether they're being canceled entirely.

The two-day talks were to be the Koreas' first high-level meeting in Seoul in six years and raised hopes of an improvement in ties marked by recent war threats.

But even on the eve of the talks it still wasn't decided who would head each delegation. Seoul wants the top officials responsible for inter-Korean issues to meet. But Pyongyang hasn't said whom it will send.

If Pyongyang sends a lower-level official, Seoul will likely respond in kind, leading to a possibly watered-down meeting.