Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

S Korea's Moon says sanctions stay, too early to be optimistic

An intercontinental ballistic missile on display at a North Korean military parade in Pyongyang on Feb. 2 An intercontinental ballistic missile on display at a North Korean military parade in Pyongyang on Feb. 2
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 02:53

"Just because there are talks ongoing between North and South Korea doesn't mean worldwide sanctions can be eased", he said. On multiple occasions, official statements from the ruling party of North Korea have bore a stronger resemblance to professional wrestling than formal diplomacy, threatening dramatic and destructive displays of Kim's nuclear might and calling the nation's nuclear future "non negotiable".

Both Washington and Pyongyang have expressed their willingness to talk, but the still seen to be skeptical about the North's intentions. "It made it clear that while dialogue is continuing, it will not attempt any strategic provocations, such as nuclear and ballistic missile tests".

South Korean envoys, who met Kim in Pyongyang this week and who are due in Washington to brief US officials on Thursday, said he offered to suspend all nuclear and missile tests while conducting talks with the United States.

Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News.

North Korea has tested dozens of missiles of various types in the past two years, including one launch of its largest-ever intercontinental ballistic missile, which is theoretically capable of hitting anywhere in the United States, on November 29.

New restrictions have been imposed on import of food and agricultural products, electrical equipment and stone, among others from North Korea.

"The statements coming out of South Korea and North Korea have been very positive". This week Kim requested talks on denuclearisation. Deals along the way saw North Korea begin to disable its main plutonium-producing nuclear complex as part of an agreement to eventually dismantle it in return for energy aid and other concessions. The United States and our allies remain committed to applying maximum pressure on the Kim regime to end their nuclear program. By painting the the aggressor, Kim may have hoped to elicit more worldwide support.

Chung Eui-yong, a South Korean envoy and President Moon Jae-in's security adviser, is expected to meet with US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster this week, during a two-day visit to Washington starting on Thursday, Yonhap said.

"In addition, the North promised not to use not only nuclear weapons but also conventional weapons against the South", he added. Official Statement There has been a summit set up between Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in, which will take place on the border between the two countries in April.

Taken at face value, the sudden shift would mark a major diplomatic breakthrough following last year's heated rhetoric, with Pyongyang threatening the US with ballistic missiles and President Trump promising to rain "fire and fury" on the North.

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