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South Korea election

South Korean candidate Yoon sets conditions for Kim Jong Un summit

Conservative hopeful defends preemptive strike option against North Korea

South Korea’s opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol, left, said Monday would not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without conditions being met. (Source photos by Reuters and KCNA/Reuters) 

SEOUL -- South Korea's main opposition presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol said Monday that, if elected, he would only meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after agreements are made in working-level talks.

Yoon, a former chief prosecutor and the conservative People Power Party's presidential pick, is taking a radically different approach to left-leaning President Moon Jae-in, who met Kim three times during his five-year term that ends in May.

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