South Korea’s new liberal president said he’s willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un amid heightened animosities in the wake of the North’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test-launch.
During a speech on Thursday ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Moon Jae-in also proposed the two Koreas resume reunions of families separated by war, stop hostile activities along their heavily fortified border and cooperate on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
Moon’s statement reiterated his push to use both dialogue and pressure to try to resolve the standoff over North Korea’s weapons programmes. But it’s unclear that North Korea would accept any of Moon’s overtures as South Korea is working with the United States and others to get the country punished for the ICBM launch on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump said Thursday he’s considering unspecified “pretty severe things” in response to the North’s ICBM …
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