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South Korea: ‘Complete denuclearization’ of North Korea remains the goal

South Korea: ‘Complete denuclearization’ of North Korea remains the goal

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SEOUL, July 3 (UPI) -- South Korea's goal in the North Korean nuclear issue is none other than complete denuclearization, South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Wednesday, amid speculation that the United States may settle for a nuclear freeze. Talk of a nuclear freeze rose significantly after a New York Times report that U.S. officials may abandon their goal of getting North Korea to completely give up its nuclear programs. The report came after Sunday's surprise meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "Complete denuclearization is clearly the position of our government," Kang told a parliamentary meeting in response to a lawmaker's question about whether the government would oppose it if the U.S. moves toward a nuclear freeze. that i...
South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

South Korea, Denmark agree on complete North Korean denuclearization

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SEOUL, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen agreed on the process toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Rasmussen welcomed Moon's diplomatic efforts through inter-Korean summits to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and permanent peace in the country, and expressed firm support in his endeavor at their summit on Saturday in Copenhagen. Moon visited Denmark on the last leg of his European tour and held a summit with Rasmussen. The two leaders announced a joint press statement after their summit on Saturday. They also pledged cooperation and partnership in areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medicine and welfare, as well as i...
Moon Jae-in calls for ‘complete denuclearization’ with incentives

Moon Jae-in calls for ‘complete denuclearization’ with incentives

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Aug. 15 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered a message of incentives to Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, pledging economic assistance in return for North Korea's denuclearization. Moon, whose next step is a third summit with Kim in Pyongyang sometime in September, called for peace, economic development and an end to weapons proliferation that escalated tensions, South Korean news service Money Today reported Wednesday. "We must overcome such a division for our survival and development. Even though a political unification may be a long way from here, establishing peace between the South and the North and freely visiting each other, and forming a joint economic community is true liberation to us," Moon said, according to Yonhap. Moon also said North Korea's "complete denuclearizat...
Analysts: Site demolition no guarantee of North Korea denuclearization

Analysts: Site demolition no guarantee of North Korea denuclearization

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NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- North Korea's dismantlement of its nuclear site in Punggye-ri is symbolic, but ultimately does not guarantee the regime will end nuclear testing or comply with U.S. calls for denuclearization, U.S. and South Korean analysts say. Frank Aum, a senior North Korea expert at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, told UPI in a recent phone interview North Korea's demolition event, scheduled for Thursday, leaves options open for Pyongyang. "By closing down that test site, it doesn't prevent North Korea from conducting additional tests because there are other tunnels and pristine rock within that mountain complex that are still usable for tests," Aum said. But Aum, a former senior advisor on North Korea at the Pentagon, said the offer to dismantle the site...
Moon: South Korea will not compromise push for North's denuclearization

Moon: South Korea will not compromise push for North's denuclearization

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SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that denuclearizing the Korean peninsula is a goal that could never be compromised or separated from the process of improving South-North relations.Moon spoke at a New Year's media conference a day after the two Koreas held a high-level meeting in Panmunjom for the first time in two years.The South Korean leader noted the ongoing progress of improving inter-Korean ties, stressing that a war on the Korean peninsula cannot be repeated.He highlighted the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games as a chance to lead Pyongyang back to the negotiating table.However, Moon said the South has no plans to scale back sanctions on the North to punish its nuclear and missile provocations.If the North launches another provoca...