S.Korean Envoys to Brief Trump on Meeting With Kim Jong

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets Chung Eui-yong head of the presidential National Security Office in Pyongyang North Korea
REUTERS The Presidential Blue House YonhapInter-Korean Relations Improving Though Without Progress on Denuclearization
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09 March, 2018

US President Donald Trump welcomed this week's developments as "very positive" and said the North's talks offer appeared to be "sincere", adding: "We'll soon find out". But is it too good to be true? Kim Jong Il met liberal South Korean presidents in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007.

At the same time, negotiations are unlikely to stop North Korea from continuing to seek materials and help from outside the country for its weapons programs.

North Korea had already been subject to sanctions by both the USA and the United Nations.

It has been decades since conflict between nuclear powers felt as close as it has in recent months.

The MOU has also reportedly "asked for the release and repatriation of the detainees through official documents under the name of the Unification Minister and the Korean Red Cross president...(as well as trying to) deliver letters of families with the help of global organizations". "We seem to be in such a period now".

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In 2003 the Beijing-led Six Party Talks began, bringing together the U.S., both Koreas, Russia, Japan and China in a tortuous process.

Two South Korean envoys left for Washington Thursday to brief U.S. officials on their landmark visit to Pyongyang and the North's offer to talk about giving up its nuclear arsenal.

Those are precisely the types of concessions Washington has been seeking to start a diplomatic process with the reclusive socialist state.

"The reality is that North Korea now has an intercontinental ballistic missile that can allegedly hit targets in the United States", the paper wrote.

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The Trump administration is considering appointing an outside expert as a special envoy to deal with the North Koreans alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson if talks advance to a serious stage, according to an administration official.

"Maybe this is a breakthrough".

The president's answer was in the affirmative: "I think that they are honest..."

"This public display of contempt for universal norms against chemical weapons use further demonstrates the reckless nature of North Korea and underscores that we can not afford to tolerate a North Korean WMD program of any kind", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

Asked who in the Trump administration could prepare and conduct sensitive, complicated and grueling direct talks with North Korea, Miller drew a blank. "We openly and squarely possessed nuclear weapons to defend the supreme interests of the country from the USA nuclear threats".

It is showing that #North Korea wants to end this constant problem but only if there is no threat to their country from the United States and the military.

Progress that is acceptable to the USA and the worldwide community should first be made in the course of dialogue between the North and the US and between the South and the North before "corresponding measures" can take place, Lee said.

"We should not ease our stance, for instance relax sanctions, just because North Korea agreed to have a dialogue", Abe told a parliamentary session. Notably, a year ago North Korea halted ballistic missile testing during the nation's harvest season, in order to maximize the resources allocated to the effort. The tit-for-tat sparked fears of the two nations stumbling into a sequel of the devastating 1950-53 Korean War, which ended without a peace treaty.

"Nobody got that", Trump continued. The aim of the squeeze is to to force Pyongyang to the negotiating table.


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