US to reciprocate if North Korea denuclearizes: Rice

February 25th, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by admin  

Seoul, Feb 25 (Xinhua) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said here Monday Washington will implement reciprocal steps if Pyongyang moves towards denuclearization, South Korean officials said. Rice made the remarks during her talks with Yu Myung-hwan, who was nominated South Korea’s foreign minister by President Lee Myung-bak and waits for parliamentary confirmation hearing, Yonhap News Agency reported.

Rice said it is necessary for Seoul and Washington to cooperate in convincing North Korea to realize that denuclearization is the best way for it, Yonhap said.

Rice arrived here Sunday to participate in Lee’s inauguration ceremony Monday morning. She will travel to Beijing later in the day.

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