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Pence presses the South to stay on board against North Korea

US vice president warns against conciliatory approach in meeting with Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, speaks Thursday with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the Blue House in Seoul.   © Reuters

SEOUL/PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- Washington will continue exerting maximum pressure for the denuclearization of North Korea, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday, signaling caution toward South Korea's calls for a broader dialogue.

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