WORLD ROK calls for interim US-DPRK deal as 'stepping stone'

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ROK calls for interim US-DPRK deal as 'stepping stone'

CGTN

20:49, December 27, 2019

Seoul has called on Washington and Pyongyang to reach a tentative deal in their nuclear talks to maintain the momentum for dialogue amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula, according to Yonhap. 

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US President Donald Trump (L) meets with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone in Panmunjom, June 30, 2019. /Reuters Photo

"In order to keep the situation from deteriorating and revive the momentum for negotiations, we need an interim deal as a stepping stone to a final agreement, a wisdom of modus vivendi," Kim Yeon-chul, Unification Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK), said at a press conference on Thursday.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is expected to hold a plenary meeting of the ruling Workers' Party later this month to decide on "crucial issues," spurring speculations of a possible policy shift on talks with the United States.


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