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US official urges NKorea to abandon nukes

US official urges NKorea to abandon nukes

A senior U.S. diplomat says that giving up nuclear weapons is North Korea's only path toward improving relations with the world and receiving economic aid.
Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg said during a speech Friday that the United States and its negotiating partners will continue enforcing sanctions until the North returns to stalled nuclear disarmament talks.
He also urged the North to stop firing artillery near its disputed western sea border with South Korea.
Steinberg's comments come as the North pushes the United States to negotiate a peace treaty for the end of the Korean War and to end sanctions.


Updated : 2021-04-13 09:19 GMT+08:00