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Secretary Of State John Kerry attends with South Korean Foreign minister Yun Byung-Se a joint press conference on April 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

As US Talks Up Diplomacy, NKorea Takes Hard Line

The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea’s latest offer of dialogue as a “crafty trick.”