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DPRK, UN agree to hold regular dialogue

  • December 10, 2017
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All weekend papers reported from Seoul that UN Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman completed his North Korean tour on Saturday, noting that he and DPRK officials agreed that the two sides will institutionalize “communications through exchanges at various levels.” The North Korean side justified its pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile technologies on account of U.S. “hostility,” and criticized the UN economic sanctions on it by calling them “unfair.”

 

In a related development, weekend papers reported on remarks made to the Japanese press corps on Friday by UN Secretary General Guterres, who plans to visit Japan this week. Commenting on Feltman’s tour of Pyongyang, the UN leader said the purpose of his visit was to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and that the UN is committed to doing whatever it can to promote dialogue. 

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