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UN Chief on Korean Peninsula Tension

CNC reporting from UN Headquarters
Added On May 7, 2013

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced his support for resolving inter-Korean differences through building trust and dialogue, as he met with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the UN headquarters.
  
It is the first visit to the UN headquarters by Park since she took office as South Korea's first female president in February.

The UN chief, a South Korean national, strongly supported Park's determination to resolve inter-Korean differences through building trust and dialogue.

Ban also praised the president for her firm, but measured response to recent provocative actions by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Ban reaffirmed his readiness to contribute to defusing tension and promoting peace and stability on the Korean peninsula

In addition, Ban expressed his concern about the serious food and nutrition situation in the DPRK in particular youth and other vulnerable group.

On the same day, foreign media reports say the DPRK has withdrawn two Musudan missiles from a launch site in its east coast.

The Musudan can cover any target in South Korea and Japan, and could even reach U.S. military bases in the Pacific island of Guam.