South Korea's Moon says North's criticism of US a negotiating strategy

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday (Jul 12) that North Korea’s criticism of the United States after a meeting in Pyongyang was part of its negotiating strategy and the talks between the two are on the “right track”.

“Negotiations between North Korea and the United States are now on the right track.

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“No one can be sure of a positive outcome yet, but I carefully predict that North Korea-US negotiations may produce enough success if North Korea implements its complete denuclearisation and the international community join their efforts to guarantee North Korea’s security,” he added, according to his top press secretary Yoon Young-chan.

Moon made the remarks during a state visit to Singapore, his office said.

North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making “gangster-like” demands in talks on denuclearisation, contradicting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said the old enemies had made progress on key issues.


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