North Korean Official Calls on US to End Sanctions, Pressure

(From UPI)

A North Korean official has urged the United States to end sanctions and pressure on Pyongyang, NHK reported Tuesday.

Ri Jong-hyok, a member of the North’s Supreme People’s Assembly, spoke on Monday at the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Geneva.

The official addressed the meeting between regime leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s envoys earlier this month when Kim reportedly suggested he meet with Moon in late-April.

Ri said the North’s efforts to improve relations with the South and achieve peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula is now enjoying a “broad spectrum of support” around the world.

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