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South Korean President: Pyongyang's nukes are too advanced for them to destroy if they wanted to

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SEOUL - 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.
“If talks begin to...
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North Korean soldiers fired 40 shots and hit their comrade 5 times as he defected south

North Korean soldiers fired 40 shots and hit their comrade 5 times as he defected south

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North Korean soldiers shot 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing into South Korea, hitting him five times.
The defector was rescued by South Koreans, who are treating him in a hospital.
About 30,000 North Koreans have fled the country since the Korean War ended in 1953.
SEOUL, South Korea - Four North Korean soldiers fired about 40 rounds at a comrade fleeing into South Korea and hit him five times in the first shooting at the jointly controlled area of the heavily fortified border in more than 30 years, the South's military said Tuesday.
South Korean soldiers did not fire...
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