North Korea nuclear issue not raised in prisoner release visit: Obama

November 10, 2014 8:56 AM

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North Korea nuclear issue not raised in prisoner release visit: Obama

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States did not raise North Korea's banned nuclear program during the visit by a senior U.S. official to secure the release of two American prisoners, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday.

The United States was ready to engage Pyongyang on its nuclear program when the North is ready to talk seriously about denuclearization, Obama told a news conference during a summit of Asia-Pacific nations in Beijing.

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