14 January 2020
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday he could push for exemptions of U.N. sanctions placed on North Korea as a way to achieve an expansion of inter-Korean ties that he says would help restart nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington.
Moon Jae-in told a New Year's news conference that improved inter-Korean cooperation would spur progress in stalemated nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington and help gather international support for sanctions exemptions. Moon acknowledged that efforts to boost inter-Korean ties would have limits because of the U.N. sanctions. But he said sport exchanges and individual South Korean tours to North Korea are among the areas where the two Koreas can cooperate without violating the U.N. sanctions.
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