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Russia urges renewal of six-party talks to denuclearize North Korea

Foreign Minister Lavrov woos South Korea in first meeting since 2019

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, with South Korean counterpart Chung Eui-yong in Seoul on March 25.    © Kyodo

SEOUL/MOSCOW -- Russia wants to restore six-party negotiations to denuclearize North Korea that would include Moscow along with Japan, the U.S. and China, its foreign minister said Thursday, following a meeting with his South Korean counterpart.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called for the revival of the six-party talks, which would include the four countries plus the two Koreas. His meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong, the first since mid-2019, came as Pyongyang broke a yearlong hiatus on ballistic missile tests earlier Thursday.

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