North and South Korea to Hold Talks

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
North and South Korea to Hold Talks

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

For the first time since December 2015, officials from both countries will meet in Panmunjom near the DMZ on January 9.

According to Seoul's unification ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun, talks will focus on Pyongyang's participation in the February Winter Olympics, along with ways to improve inter-Korean relations, adding:

His government's position on denuclearizing the peninsula remains unchanged. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's New Year's day address called for reducing tensions between the two nations.

On Thursday, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in postponed scheduled military exercises until after the Winter games conclude.

Pyongyang justifiably considers them provocative rehearsals for war. They're unrelated to defending against possible DPRK aggression. It hasn't attacked another country throughout
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