Moon, Biden agree to work on joint North Korea strategy

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean and U.S. presidents agreed on the need for a comprehensive strategy on North Korea as they push to work together to achieve denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. During their first phone talks since President Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration, South Korean President Moon Jae-in proposed the allies make joint efforts. Moon’s office quoted Biden as saying it’s important for Washington and Seoul to have the same position. Moon wants to resume nuclear diplomacy that collapsed when former President Donald Trump rejected Kim’s limited denuclearization steps in exchange for lifting sanctions. Moon said earlier that Biden could learn from Trump’s successes and failures though he acknowledged Biden was likely to try a different approach.