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N Korea at crossroads

Kim Jong Un offers to restore inter-Korean hotline in October

North Korean leader slams U.S. for 'hostile policy'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un expressed his willingness to reconnect inter-Korean hotlines to achieve "better relations and lasting peace," according to state media.    © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is willing to restore severed inter-Korean hotlines next month, but accused the United States of proposing talks without changing its "hostile policy" to the country, state media KCNA reported on Thursday.

Kim made the remarks at the reclusive country's rubber-stamp parliament, the Supreme People's Assembly, which gathered for a second day to discuss the country's political, economic and social agenda.

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