Seoul may offer military talks to North Korea

Politics 7/16/2017, 12:10 PM
Seoul may offer military talks to North Korea

Several branches of the South Korean government are looking into the possibility of starting military talks with North Korea, Yonhap reported on Sunday citing a government source.

The initiative came after North Korean state-run paper Rodong Sinmun commended South Korean President Moon Jae-in for saying in Berlin earlier this month that he is looking to bring peace to the peninsula. On July 6, Moon proposed that both states sustain from provocations during the anniversary of the end of the 1953 Korean War and added that families should be helped to reunite.

An expert on North Korea, Koh Yu-hwan said: "With the words, the South Korean government may mean suspending propaganda loudspeaker broadcasts or anti-North Korean leaflet drops, but the North could demand the halt of joint military drills between South Korea and the United States."

Earlier, North Korea said it was ready to hold talks with the United States regarding the situation on the Korean Peninsula, under the right conditions.

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