South Korean President Park Geun-hye said today she can meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un without preconditions. She added that any meeting would be to lay the groundwork for a peaceful potential unification with Pyongyang.
Park said in a nationally televised press conference that she can meet with anyone if necessary to open the path of a peaceful unification.
She attached no conditions for possible talks with Kim, but added that North Korea should demonstrate sincerity and take steps toward denuclearization.
Park’s two liberal predecessors held summit talks w/then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007, respectively.
Kim Jong-il, the late father of the current leader Kim, died of heart failure in 2011.
North Korea had agreed to abandon its nuclear weapons programs.
It later conducted nuclear tests, however, in 2006, 2009 and 2013, drawing international condemnation and U.N. sanctions.
Source: Busan eFM News
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