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DPRK reiterates need for “phased and synchronous” approach to denuclearization

  • June 14, 2018
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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Mainichi led with an article saying that North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday that the leaders of the United States and the DPRK agreed on the need for abiding by the principle of “phased and synchronous” measures. The paper wrote that the DPRK revealed its interpretation that the United States has agreed to a “step-by-step” approach to denuclearization, quoting the KCNA report as saying: “Kim Jong Un told President Trump at their summit in Singapore on June 12 that if the U.S. side takes genuine measures for building trust in order to improve its relationship with North Korea, the DPRK can take commensurate additional good-will measures at the next stage.” The paper speculated that future talks between the United States and the DPRK may run into difficulties because differences have emerged between the two nations over their approach to denuclearization. Yomiuri and Sankei ran similar reports.

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