U.S. intelligence chief to meet with S. Korea, Japan counterparts -Yonhap


FILE PHOTO: Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines speaks during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about worldwide threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S., April 14, 2021. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.

U.S. 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 https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20211016002200315.

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

(Reporting by Chris Prentice; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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