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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
China Hopeful New South Korean President Can Help Ease Regional Tensions
by Stephen Lendman
On Wednesday, Moon Jae-In was sworn in as South Korea's new president.
He supports dialogue with Pyongyang, expressed willingness to visit the DPRK and improve relations provided nuclear tests stop.
After his election, he said "I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security. I am willing to go anywhere for peace on the Korean Peninsula."
"If needed, I will fly immediately to Washington. I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo. If the conditions shape up, I will go to Pyongyang."
He'll "sincerely negotiate" with Washington over its controversial THAAD missile system deployment on South Korean territory, endangering the country, angering China and Russia.
His party has only 120 out of 300 National Assembly seats, so he'll need opposition support for policies he favors.
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