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Petraeus Sees Tougher North Korea Sanctions Pushing Kim to Talks

Petraeus Sees Tougher North Korea Sanctions Pushing Kim to Talks

"After North Korea's frequent missile tests including its very first ICBM test, the worldwide community has vowed to tighten sanctions, and China simply can not exclude itself from the recent movement, although it probably does not want to indefinitely cut off fuel sales to the North", Kang said.

The country's Red Cross also wants to open talks of its own "to discuss restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War", NPR's Elise Hu notes.

The ministers supported South Korea's diplomatic lead and urged North Korea to engage in a "credible and meaningful dialogue" to defuse tensions and denuclearise the peninsula. But he still has not backed off from his outreach to North Korea, arguing during a recent speech that both Koreas must stop hostile activities along the border and resume family reunions.

According to Cho, proposals made to North Korea will include restoring communication hotlines, cut by North Korea previous year after its most recent nuclear test triggered economic sanctions, and restarting a Red Cross humanitarian project to reunite families separated by the Korean War.

South Korea has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang's long-range missile test. Moon's two conservative predecessors suspended large aid shipments and major cooperation projects, and cross-border communication hotlines have been shut down. The North recently voiced suspicion over Moon's North Korea policy, and some conservatives in South Korea worry that his overture might weaken global pressure on North Korea. But he has achieved little progress, with North Korea test-firing a series of newly developed missiles.

Seoul wants to have the meeting at Tongilgak, a North Korean building in the truce village of Panmunjom, the South Korean Ministry of National Defence said on Monday (17 July).

"The elephant in the room is going to continue to be North Korea", Petraeus, 64, said in an interview Monday in Boston.

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The two Koreas have been divided since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

He proposed that the talks be held on 21 July, and said: "We expect a positive response from the North".

In the face of calls from some European Union ministers for dialogue with Kim Jong-un's regime, Mr Johnson pushed for Brussels not to engage until "credible and authentic progress" is made to denuclearise.

Primary users of fuel products in North Korea include fishermen, farmers, truckers and the military.

If the talks are held, loudspeaker broadcasts, leafleting and South Korea-U.S. drills are expected to top the agenda.

It's unclear if North Korea would agree to the proposed talks as it remains suspicious of the South Korean president's overtures, seeing the new leader's more liberal policy as still resorting to the United States to force North Korea to disarm.

He urged all countries to implement United Nations sanctions and called on China and Russian Federation to use their influence to play "an even more constructive role" with North Korea.


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