People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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South Korea said Thursday it intends to play the role of mediator after North Korea threatened to pull out of a summit with the United States aimed at the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.North Korea on Wednesday said it might not attend the June 12 summit in Singapore if the United States continued to demand it unilaterally abandon its nuclear arsenal, which it has developed in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions to counter perceived U.S. hostility.South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told parliament that North Korea and the United States had differences of views over how to achieve denuclearization.A South Korean presidential Blue House official said the South intends to more actively perform "the role of a mediator" between the United States and North Korea.
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