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Topic - Kim Sung
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a brief stopover in South Korea to discuss joint efforts to ratify a free trade agreement and get North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks.
The top U.S. envoy to North Korea on Monday said revelations that Pyongyang had made rapid advances in enriching uranium were the latest in a series of provocations over the past 20 years, but denied it was a crisis.
Mr. Kim said he hopes "concrete" steps on nuclear security will be taken in Seoul.
Kim said Clinton's visit would provide a fresh impetus for ratification.