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North Korea lays out tough pre-conditions for talks

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North Korea offered talks Thursday with South Korea and the United States, but laid out pre-conditions that Seoul and Washington dismissed and analysts said would do little to reduce soaring tensions. 

A North Korean soldier patrols along the bank of the Yalu River on the border with China, April 14, 2013. North Korea has laid out conditions for any talks with Seoul or Washington, including the withdrawal of UN sanctions and a guaranteed end to South Korea-US joint military drills.

The demands laid out by the North's main military body included the withdrawal of UN sanctions and a permanent end to South Korea-US joint military drills.

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