Tuesday, November 14, 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in: North Korea Nuclear Arsenal Too Developed To Destroy Quickly

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In delivers a statement during the 19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Republic of Korea Summit on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related summits at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Noel Celis/Pool

Reuters: North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, says Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for reclusive North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal quickly, even if wanted to, given its weapons programs were so developed.

North Korea is under heavy international pressure to end its weapons programs, pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions. But it has vowed never to give up its nuclear arsenal.

Speaking to reporters in the Philippines, Moon said that if North Korea agreed to hold talks, negotiations could be held with all options open.

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WNU Editor: South Korean President Moon Jae-in is probably right. He also still believes that this is possible .... Moon says 'all' will be possible following nuclear freeze of N. Korea (Yonhap News Agency).

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