U.S. envoy to talk nuke deterrence

Kyodo

A senior U.S. official will make a three-day visit to Japan starting Monday to discuss nuclear deterrence, missile defense cooperation, and arms control and nonproliferation issues with officials in the Foreign and Defense ministries, the State Department said.

Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, is scheduled to exchange views Tuesday with experts and academics at a nuclear policy roundtable discussion hosted by the U.S. Embassy.

Following her trip to Tokyo, Gottemoeller will visit Seoul for two days to discuss nuclear deterrence and missile defense cooperation with South Korean officials, U.S. officials said.