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Cablegate: Seoul - Media Reaction

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SUBJECT: SEOUL - MEDIA REACTION

Subject: Media Reaction; Seoul

East Asia and Pacific: North Korea's new initiatives, nuclear
program, Six-Party Talks

"FIRST U.S.- N. KOREA CONTACT SINCE THE LAUNCH OF THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION SHOULD LEAD TO THE NORTH'S RETURN TO SIX-PARTY
TALKS"

Right-of-center JoongAng Ilbo editorialized (10/26): "It appears
that North Korea's (recent actions) are aimed at easing
international sanctions which have intensified and disrupting
cooperation between the ROK, the U.S. and Japan. Following the
North's second nuclear test, the three countries implemented a
two-track approach of 'pressure and dialogue' to resolve the nuclear
issue. This approach should be maintained until the North takes
irreversible steps toward denuclearization. ... The North's current
flurry of peace overtures should not in any way lead to a hasty
lifting of sanctions against the country."


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