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NKorea welcomes Trump's call for 'new method' in talks


Added 09-20-19 07:22:01am EST - “North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified "new method" in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “NKorea welcomes Trump’s call for ‘new method’ in talks”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Friday praised President Donald Trump for saying Washington may pursue an unspecified “new method” in nuclear negotiations with Pyongyang.

Those talks have been stalled for months by disagreements over trade-offs between sanctions relief and disarmament steps.

In a statement released by state media, North Korean diplomat Kim Myong Gil, who will be leading planned working-level talks with Washington, also praised Trump’s decision to fire his hawkish former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who advocated the “Libya model” of unilateral denuclearization as a template for North Korea.

Kim said he is optimistic about negotiations with the United States, which the North earlier said could resume in a few weeks.

Pyongyang has repeatedly demanded that Washington reconsider its stance following the collapse of a February summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump.

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