US envoy consults S. Koreans on North's missiles

A US envoy on a tour of Asia to coordinate a response to North Korea's missile tests met Sunday with top South Korean officials, but he denied pressing them to support sanctions on the communist regime. US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill met separately with Song Min-soon, a presidential security adviser, and Unification Minister Lee Jong-seok, who will lead a South Korean delegation to talks with the North on Tuesday. "I'm going to ... talk to him about the way forward and see how he sees the situation," Hill told reporters on his way into the meeting with Lee. "I'm not here to talk about sanctions."