Asia-PacificSouth Korea urges Kim and White House to end diplomatic deadlock South Korea’s president yesterday pressed North Korea to act over denuclearisation and break an ongoing diplomatic deadlock with the US.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for North to act. Photo: Jung Yeon-je-Pool/Getty Images
South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for North to act. Photo: Jung Yeon-je-Pool/Getty Images

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South Korea’s president yesterday pressed North Korea to act over denuclearisation and break an ongoing diplomatic deadlock with the US.

But Moon Jae-in also suggested Washington consider “corresponding measures” to encourage Pyongyang toward nuclear disarmament, in part by declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War with a peace treaty replacing the existing armistice.

He spoke during an annual televised address following North Korea leader Kim Jong-un’s surprise trip this week to Beijing to meet Xi Jinping, the Chinese president, during which Mr Kim reportedly renewed a pledge to denuclearise.

Chinese media indicated that Mr Xi had given his blessing for a second summit between Mr Kim and US President Donald Trump.

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