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SKorea Says North Buying Time for More Nukes

Wednesday, 02 Dec 2009 10:27 PM

SEOUL — South Korea on Wednesday questioned North Korea's calls for a peace treaty with the United States, declaring its real aim is to buy time to make more nuclear weapons.

The comments by Foreign Minister Yu Myung-Hwan came six days before a US envoy is scheduled to visit the communist state to try to persuade it to return to six-party nuclear disarmament talks.

"North Korea's talk of a peace pact is aimed at buying time and continuing developing nuclear weapons so that it may be recognised as a nuclear state," Yu told a forum.

The minister also said any bilateral US-North Korea peace treaty directly linked to the settlement of the nuclear issue would not be proper.

The North's position is that it has already resolved all inter-Korean issues through the 1992 Basic Agreement signed with Seoul and that a peace treaty should be signed with Washington, Yu said.

"But any peace treaty must come through discussions involving the four parties concerned, South Korea, North Korea, the United States and China," he stressed.

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SEOUL — South Korea on Wednesday questioned North Korea's calls for a peace treaty with the United States, declaring its real aim is to buy time to make more nuclear weapons.
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