South Korea warns America and North Korea should lower their expectations

Ivanka Trump with South Korean President and First Lady.
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In the conflict over North Korea's nuclear development, South Korea has taken on the role of an exasperated parent who would just like everybody to take a deep breath and bring things down a notch, okay?

In a statement Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in warned both Washington and Pyongyang to moderate their expectations for negotiations. "Recently, North Korea has shown it is open to actively engaging the United States in talks and the United States is talking about the importance of dialogue," Moon said in Seoul. "There is a need for the United States to lower the threshold for talks with North Korea and North Korea should show it is willing to denuclearize," he continued. "It's important the United States and North Korea sit down together quickly."

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