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South Korea's Moon says door wide open for dialogue with North Korea

Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 01:24

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in speaks about opening dialogue with North Korea. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday (June 30) said the door was open for North Korea to negotiate with Seoul and the United States. In an address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. he said, "The North must determine its own destiny." He added that, "The door to dialogue is wide open. " Despite the tough rhetoric on North Korea from U.S. President Donald Trump, it remains unclear how he will find a way forward on North Korea, which is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has warned the consequences of any military solution would be "tragic on an unbelievable scale." Trump had pinned his hopes on persuading China, North Korea's neighbor and main trading partner, to do more to rein in Pyongyang, although he has lately grown frustrated that Beijing has not taken stronger action.

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South Korea's Moon says door wide open for dialogue with North Korea

Saturday, July 01, 2017 - 01:24