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Pyongyang unlikely to denuclearise quickly, says South Korean president

15 November 2017

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that it will not be easy for North Korea to completely dismantle its nuclear capabilities in a short period of time, given that the country’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes are at an advanced stage.

“That means North Korea would likely first freeze its nuclear programme and then move onto complete dismantlement, and if that happens, I believe we and the international community may discuss what we can do in return,” Moon was quoted by South Korea’s presidential office as saying during a 14 November press conference held in Manila at the end of his eight-day tour of Southeast Asia.

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