South Korea has appealed to the United States to continue pushing for peace as North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un’s declared year-end deadline for a denuclearization deal was set to pass with no agreement in place.South Korean President Moon Jae-in met Monday in Seoul with U.S. special representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun and held what the Blue House called “very serious” discussions regarding the state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. Moon asked the diplomat to “make constant effort for progress in the Korean Peninsula peace process.”The meeting came after what Biegun described as “hostile, negative and unnecessary” remarks recently issued by North Korean diplomats pushing Washington to reach an agreement before the end of the year, a timeline put in place by Kim in April. Biegun emphasized that “the U.S. does not have a deadline” and acknowledged “the strong potential for North Korea to conduct major provocations in the days ahead.””To say the least, such an action will be most unhelpful in achieving the lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula,” he told reporters in Seoul. “But it does not have to be this way. It is not yet too late…. Read full this story
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