S.Korea‘s Moon calls for ‘bold steps‘ ahead of second Kim-Trump summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday North Korea should take bold steps towards denuclearisation, such as abandoning long-range missiles, to extract U.S. concessions amid a prolonged stalemate in their nuclear negotiations.

Moon Jae-in also said the North would have to seek a compromise in a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, which he said could be imminent, in order to resolve the impasse.Pyongyang and Washington have been struggling to find a breakthrough despite a pledge by Kim at his landmark summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June to work towards denuclearisation.

Pyongyang has demanded Washington lift sanctions, imposed because of its nuclear and missile tests, and declare an official end to the 1950-53 Korean War.

Those demands were in response to Pyongyang‘s initial, unilateral steps toward denuclearisation that included dismantling its only known nuclear testing site and a key missile engine facility.

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