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N Korea at crossroads

South Korea faces roadblocks to brokering US-North Korea dialogue

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, has made rapprochement with Pyongyang a key policy objective, but it is unlikely that U.S. President Joe Biden will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un any time soon. (Source photos by Getty Images and Reuters) 

SEOUL -- South Korea's top official handling North Korea affairs sees the next few months as a "crucial time" to push for dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang.

With the Biden administration settling into the White House, South Korean Unification Minister Lee In-young communicated this position on Monday to show that Seoul is eager to leverage its alliance with the U.S. to resume talks with North Korea.

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