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S. Korea never accept DPRK as nuclear-armed state: Seoul

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 15:51, May 09, 2016

SEOUL, May 9 -- South Koreaand the international community will never accept Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a nuclear-armed state, Seoul's Ministry of National Defense said on Monday.

"It has been our and international community's consistent position that (we) will never accept the DPRK as a nuclear-armed state," spokesman Moon Sang-gyun said during a regular press briefing.

"The government will continue to make efforts to push the DPRK to give up its nuclear ambitions through strong sanctions and pressure," he added.

The ministry also rejected DPRK leader Kim Jong-un's proposal for bilateral military talks as "insincere," urging DPRK to stop its provocative behavior and choose the way toward its denuclearization.

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