30 August 2017

News Story: Experts say negotiation track still best solution to Korean nuclear issue

by Yang Shilong

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The best solution to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue is still a "negotiation track" as no parties involved can afford a bloody and costly war, experts said.

"The U.S. administration should be in consultation now with Seoul and Tokyo as to what the steps should be after the exercises conclude," said Jenny Town, Assistant Director of the U.S.-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, in a recent interview via email with Xinhua on the heightened tension of the peninsula.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched three missiles on Saturday, days after the United States and South Korea began their joint annual drills, which Pyongyang deemed as a provocation.

"Can we come up with a coordinated strategy forward, that incorporates the U.S. and our allies' interests, and moves us away from this cycle of escalation?" Town asked.

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