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North Korea repeats call for talks on reunification

North Korea Wednesday repeated its proposal for tripartite talks with the US and South Korea to discuss a peace treaty between the Koreas and reunification of the divided peninsula, the North Korean Central News Agency reported. South Korea immediately rejected the offer.

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In Washington Tuesday night, President Reagan suggested that talks on the Korean situation should be held among the two Koreas, the US, and China. Mr. Reagan, questioned by a reporter after a White House dinner for Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang, said the two had discussed the North Korean proposal.