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South Korea Seeks to Blunt Skepticism of Its Outreach With North

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South Korea’s president said his country would stick with tough economic sanctions against North Korea until “real progress” is made toward ending its nuclear-weapons programs, in an attempt to blunt skepticism over Seoul’s efforts to kick-start dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang.
SEOUL—South Korea’s president said his country would stick with tough economic sanctions against North Korea until “real progress” is made toward ending its nuclear-weapons programs, in an attempt to blunt skepticism over Seoul’s efforts to kick-start dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang.
On Tuesday, South Korean officials who met with Kim Jong Un said the North Korean leader had expressed a willingness to negotiate with the U. S. and signaled an openness to abandoning nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees….

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