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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea turns up heat on South in push for peace declaration

Pyongyang disappointed as economic cooperation efforts come to a standstill

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a summit in April in the North Korean border town of Panmunjom.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- North Korea has ratcheted up its rhetoric against South Korea over the last few days as it attempts to make a declaration of peace a condition to progress on denuclearization talks.

Pyongyang appears to believe that Seoul is not fulfilling its role as an intermediary in denuclearization discussions with the U.S. and is also frustrated with the lack of progress on economic cooperation.

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