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Seoul Seeks New Talks With North Korea, Hoping To Tamp Down Tensions

It's the first major overture under new South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has promised greater openness with Pyongyang. The proposal aims to de-escalate hostility near the inter-Korean border.
South Korean soldiers stand guard at the village of Panmunjom, on the border shared by South and North Korea, last week. On Monday, Seoul proposed opening new talks to defuse escalating tensions along the border. Source: Chung Sung-Jun

The South Korean government made a rare formal overture to its counterpart in the North on Monday, proposing that the longstanding rivals open new military talks along their shared border. It is the to talk with Pyongyang during his campaign earlier this year.

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