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North Korea Says It Could Be Willing To Start Talks With The US

Sunday - 25/02/2018 19:26
The offer of mediation was made at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and comes after an escalating war of words between America and North Korea.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 9, 2018. Yonhap v
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong Nam, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong attend the Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 9, 2018. Yonhap v

North Korea could be prepared to begin talks with the United States, signalling a possible softening of the diplomatic stand-off and war of words between the two countries.

South Korea's president Moon Jae-In released a statement on Sunday ahead of the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang to say he had met with the North Korean delegation, led by general Kim Yong-chol, and that the regime was "very willing" to begin talks with the US.

"President Moon pointed out that U.S.-North Korea dialogue must be held at an early date even for an improvement in the South-North Korea relationship and the fundamental resolution of Korean Peninsula issues," said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesperson for the president.


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