South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in North

South Korea urges 'parallel' talks, sanctions to rein in NorthBy Ju-min Park and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s new president launched international efforts to defuse tension over North Korea’s weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease China’s anger about a U.S. anti-missile system. Moon first spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and later to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The conversations were dominated by how to respond to North Korea’s rapidly developing nuclear and ballistic missile programs, which are in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.



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