20 July 2017

News Story: S. Korea to push complete denuclearization, peace regime in Korean Peninsula

SEOUL, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The new South Korean government under President Moon Jae-in mulled pushing for a complete denuclearization and a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

It was unveiled on Wednesday in a five-year plan under the new administration, which was inaugurated on May 10, according to the presidential Blue House.

Under the plan, the Moon government will draw up comprehensive measures for negotiations on the denuclearized peninsula, with an aim of reaching an agreement to the complete denuclearization by 2020. Moon's five-year term was scheduled to end in May 2022.

The new government will push for the resumption of denuclearization dialogue, including the six-party talks which involve South Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), China, the United States, Russia and Japan. The aid-for-denuclearization talks have been suspended since late 2008.

The Moon-led government vowed to achieve the DPRK's denuclearization through all available tools, including sanctions and dialogue, while deterring Pyongyang's further provocations based on the firm South Korea-U.S. alliance and in cooperation with the international community.

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