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Seoul: North Korea launch would be catastrophe for diplomacy

AP  |  Seoul 

A South Korean says a possible North Korean rocket launch would be "catastrophic" for diplomacy on the North's nuclear programme.

US-based websites recently released indicating that has restored structures at its long-range rocket launch facility that it dismantled last year.

The were released days after the second US-summit in ended without any agreement.

Moon Chung-in, a to Moon Jae-in, told a panel discussion Tuesday that using a rocket launch as leverage in negotiations would be a "bad move." He says both North Korea and the US must restrain themselves to keep diplomacy alive.

Moon says the summit showed how "difficult" and "painful" to achieve denuclearization on the

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 12:45 IST