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(Yonhap Interview) Hagel says no change in U.S. policy until N. Korea moves to denuclearization

2013/07/17 12:00

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Yonhap) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made clear that his country will not engage in peace talks with North Korea as long as it stays on a nuclearization track.

Hagel said Pyongyang has the obligation and responsibility to move toward the complete and irreversible denuclearization of the peninsula as it agreed to in a 2005 deal with the U.S., South Korea, China, Japan and Russia.