US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he wants to see North Korea take responsible actions towards achieving peace rather than threatening to abrogate armistice agreements.
Speaking in Qatar, Kerry said he hoped the North Koreans would engage in negotiations to resolve world concerns.
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