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S.Korea, U.S. agree to apply pressure, sanctions on North: Blue House

Reuters , Monday 7 Aug 2017
Moon Jae-in
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump by telephone at his house in Seoul, South Korea in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House on May 10, 2017 (Photo: Reuters)
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to cooperate and apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, the South's presidential office said.

During the hour-long phone call, the two presidents said they would continue cooperating to rein in North Korea, particularly ahead of a regular joint drill set for late in August, Blue House spokesman Park Su-hyun told a media briefing.

Moon was also cited as saying there was a need to show North Korea the door to dialogue is still open, should Pyongyang give up its nuclear programme. 

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