John Kerry arrives in Seoul for North Korea talks
April 12 , 2013
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in South Korea on Friday to discuss the growing tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Kerry is to meet with President Park Geun-hye and his South Korean counterpart along with U.S. military commanders in the country.
According to U.S. officials, Kerry will also use his Asian tour to push China to influence Pyongyang.
Kerry's visit comes as a U.S. report said the North might be capable of launching a nuclear-armed missile.
According to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report, there was "moderate" confidence that Pyongyang had developed the technology to launch a nuclear warhead on a missile, though noted that its "reliability will be low".
Kerry's visit to South Korea marks his first trip to Asia since becoming secretary of state.
On Saturday, he will travel to Beijing and on to Tokyo the following day.
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