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U.S. will not talk with N. Korea until it begins to denuclearize

U.S. will not talk with N. Korea until it begins to denuclearize

Posted June. 17, 2017 07:19,   

Updated June. 17, 2017 07:30

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U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has publicly denied Korean President Moon Jae-in's expression‎ of support for talks with North Korea in exchange for North Korea halting any provocative action on nuclear and missile fronts.

Spokesperson for the United States Department of State Heather Nauert said, "Our position has not changed," in a press briefing on Thursday (local time) in response to Moon's willingness to talk with North Korea as addressed at a ceremony to mark the 17th anniversary of the June 15 Joint Declaration between two Koreas. "For us to engage in talks with North Korea, they would have to denuclearize. And that is not something we’re seeing them take any steps to do so," Nauert said.



Seung-Heon Lee ddr@donga.com