North Korea urges South to lift sanctions before talks can begin

January 23, 2015 8:53 AM

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North Korea urges South to lift sanctions before talks can begin

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday demanded the lifting of sanctions, imposed by South Korea after a 2010 attack on one of its naval vessels, as a condition for resuming dialogue.

It was the first official response to the South's offer to talk, including discussions on resuming reunions of families separated during the 1950-53 civil war.

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