27 September 2017

News Story: S. Korea urges DPRK to return to dialogue table amid rising tensions

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to a dialogue table as tensions mounted on the Korean Peninsula amid the exchange of harsh rhetoric between the DPRK and the United States.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk told a press briefing that the DPRK should recognize a fact that the root cause of the escalated tensions on the peninsula was the DPRK itself conducting nuclear and missile provocations and issuing threatening rhetoric.

The spokesman said Pyongyang should rapidly return to a dialogue table for the denuclearized peninsula.

Tensions ran high on the peninsula after U.S. President Donald Trump said in his UN debut speech last week that his nation would "totally destroy" the DPRK if Pyongyang continues to threaten the United States and its allies.

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