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South Korean delegation holds talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Hopes for 'positive atmosphere', says South Korean official

Reuters  |  Seoul 

A South Korean delegation met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday, a South Korean official said, after arriving in the North on a visit aimed at encouraging North Korea and the United States to talk. Both North Korea and the United States have expressed a willingness to talk, but US President Donald Trump demands the North first gives up its nuclear weapons programme. The North, which has vowed never to give up its nuclear deterrent against what it sees as U.S. hostility, says it will not sit down to talks under preconditions. Reclusive North Korea, which ...

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First Published: Mon, March 05 2018. 18:55 IST