|South Korean President Moon Jae-in|
SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- The floor leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party on Tuesday bashed President Moon Jae-in's two-pronged approach of sanctions and dialogue toward North Korea, saying it is sending a wrong signal to the increasingly provocative regime.
Chung Woo-taik made the remarks amid concerns that Pyongyang's hard stance and missile tests have blunted the momentum for Moon's initiative to re-engage with Pyongyang through dialogue, seek its denuclearization and build a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
"Our government is sending a wrong signal as it is, on one hand, talking about sanctions and pressure, while on the other hand, begging for dialogue," Chung said during a meeting with senior party officials.
"In search for the fundamental solution to the North's nuclear program, President Moon has to express a consistent stance towards the North and international community," he added.
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