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Remarks After Meeting With South Korean Officials

James B. Steinberg
Deputy Secretary of State
Seoul, South Korea
September 30, 2009


Excerpt from AP video of Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg after meeting with South Korean Officials

DEPUTY SECRETARY STEINBERG:  We've indicated that we're prepared to have a direct engagement, a bilateral engagement, with North Korea if it's in aid of bringing North Korea back in the six-party talks and recommitting to the denuclearisation. I think it's important for North Korea to make clear if it's prepared to engage on those terms.


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