Time running out for US-North Korea deal: South's Moon

Tue Jan 14th, 2020 - Nationwide

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during his New Year press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on January 14, 2020. (Photo by KIM HONG-JI / POOL / AFP)

Time is running out for Washington and Pyongyang to reach a deal on North Korea’s nuclear weapons, the South’s President Moon Jae-in — who brokered their talks — warned Tuesday.

Moon has long championed engagement with Pyongyang and used the South’s 2018 Winter Olympics to build a diplomatic rapprochement that climaxed with a landmark summit between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in Singapore.

But negotiations have been deadlocked since a second summit collapsed in Hanoi last year over sanctions relief and what the North would be willing to give up in return.




source: Guardian