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South Koreans Visiting Pyongyang For Summit Anniversary

07 October, 2018, 14:40 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left is preparing his fourth trip to North Korea where he will meet leader Kim Jong Un

Graham was responding to comments the president made last week during a West Virginia rally about how his relationship with the North Korean leader has evolved since the pair met in Singapore this past June. "We will make this trip a chance to create a firm basis for cooperation peace between the North and South", South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon told reporters before departure, according to Yonhap News.

Kang told reporters Thursday that she expects the USA and North Korea will hold concrete discussions on a denuclearization process while keeping in mind the possibility of bringing their leaders together again.

The North Korean media outlet also insisted Pyongyang has taken "substantial and crucial steps" to implement the denuclearization commitment leader Kim Jong-un made at his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump and deserves to be rewarded.

He said in a statement last month the United States aimed for North Korean denuclearization by that date, but a week later Trump said he did not have a time frame. Ironically, such a settlement can succeed only if the Trump administration's North Korea policy keeps failing.

North Korea had earlier demanded the USA take steps to secure Pyongyang's trust before its denuclearization. North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, told the United Nations last week that "there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first". "There's no nuclear testing and there's not testing of rockets". That left Seoul lobbying hard for a second summit between Trump and Kim to keep alive a positive atmosphere for nuclear diplomacy.

The South Korean delegates will also tour major North Korean facilities and attend a performance of the North's iconic mass games.

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"Opportunities to engage diplomatically, if they're actually going to be successful, can be warranted, but if there's no sense of progress I should urge the president not to do the meeting", Gardner said.

North Korea, Lee stressed, was willing to give up its nuclear weapons for peace and prosperity. North Korea said it would allow outside experts to observe the dismantling of a missile engine test site and a rocket launch pad, and might dismantle its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures.

This photo provided by joint press corps shows Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (L) walking along with ruling party leader Lee Hae-chan and other delegates to board a plane bound for Pyongyang in Seongnam, south of Seoul, on October 4, 2018.

Even though both sides seemed to be making progress following an announcement that North Korea may be willing to allow global experts to observe the dismantlement of testing sites, Pyongyang and Washington also seemed to entrench their opposing positions during the UNGA.

South Korea delegation members, foreground, are welcomed on their arrival at the Pyongyang Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

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