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North, South Korea break ice; US says talks off table till denuclearisation

North Korea also agreed to send a large delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea

Reuters 

North and South Korea held their first talks in over two years on Tuesday, which Washington welcomed as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussion. The US State Department said Washington would be interested in joining future talks, but stuck to its insistence that they must be aimed at denuclearisation, showing that a diplomatic breakthrough remains far off. In a joint statement after 11 hours of talks, North and South Korea said they had agreed to hold ...

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 08:13 IST
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