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U.S + South Korea reject North Korean peace offer… North Korean response pending..


John Kerry says North Korea talks conditions ‘unacceptable’

US Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday dismissed a set of pre-conditions laid out by North Korea for talks as “unacceptable,” calling them an opening “gambit” from Pyongyang. The isolated North on Thursday responded for the first time to an offer from Kerry during his weekend visit to the Korean peninsula to return to the negotiating table in a bid to defuse heightened nuclear tensions.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/18/john-kerry-says-north-korea-talks-conditions-unacceptable/

South Korea rejects North’s demands

NORTH Korea has laid down rigid pre-conditions for dialogue with Seoul or Washington, which South Korea has rejected as “incomprehensible”. They include the withdrawal of UN sanctions and a guaranteed end to South Korea-US joint military drills.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/n-korea-lays-out-tough-conditions-for-us/story-e6frfkui-1226623611455

Joint Chiefs Chairman heading to S.Korea

Dempsey and his counterpart, Gen. Jung Seung-jo, held a video-teleconference Thursday and reaffirmed their nation’s security alliance. On his South Korea visit Sunday, Dempsey also will meet with the senior American commander there, Gen. James Thurman.

http://news.yahoo.com/joint-chiefs-chairman-dempsey-adds-skorea-visit-223829011.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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  • Dexter

    What is so “incomprehensible” about the North Korean preconditions? It seems to me that it is the South Koreans and the Americans are the ones trying to strangle the North Koreans.

  • tribeseeker

    If the US and S Korea accepted the North’s conditions, it would finally end the Korean War. We couldn’t let THAT happen! Then all of the hundreds of thousands of troops in Asia would need to be redeployed…to where… home?