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N. Korea offers terms for US peace, pullout

North Korea promised to end its military alliances with China and the Soviet Union if the United States agrees to sign a peace treaty with the Pyongyang government, withdraw its troops, and formally end the Korean was. North Korean President Kim II Sung emphasized that scrapping his nation's military pacts with Peking and Moscow's was conditional on a similar move by South Korea and the United States, including a withdrawal of the estimated 40,000 US troops in a joint patro force with South Korea. diplomatic observers say the President's comments seem aimed at winning him support among nonaligned nations and continuing North Korea's attitude that it would only negotiate with the US about the future of North and South Korea.

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