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UN chief urges Korean denuclearization

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to seize the opportunity "to support a peaceful, prosperous, secure and verifiably denuclearized Korean Peninsula."

 

The UN chief commended the two leaders for pursuing a diplomatic solution and "seeking to break out of the dangerous cycle that created so much concern last year."

 

Guterres told reporters ahead of the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore that "peace and verifiable denuclearization must remain the clear and shared goal."

 

The secretary-general added he had written to both leaders last month saying "the road ahead will require cooperation, compromise and a common cause."

 


First published: 06.11.18, 19:11