The United States, South Korea and Japan said Wednesday that North Korea must end its nuclear program if it wants better ties, after Pyongyang said it was willing to return to talks.
US Special Representative for North Korea Policy Glyn Davies (C) welcomes South Korean special representaive Cho Tae-yong (R) and Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Asian and Oceanian Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama June 19, 2013 before meetings in Washington. The allies say that North Korea must end its nuclear program if it wants better ties.
"We will judge the DPRK by its actions, not its words," the democratic allies said in a statement, referring to the North by its official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
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