Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

South Korea gears up for summit, report shows North Korea testing reactor

S. Korea Mulls One-day Inter Korean Summit South Korea gears up for summit, report shows North Korea testing reactor
Patty Aguilar | 17 March, 2018, 08:26

If Trump follows through with the summit, it would be the first time a sitting US president has met with a North Korean leader. It provides consular services for the U.S.in North Korea.

"We are a country that is militarily non-aligned and have a longstanding presence in North Korea, and with the trust we enjoy we think we can play a role".

On March 8, after decades of failed attempts at diplomacy, U.S. President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to an unprecedented face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea.

"This meeting will hopefully lead to clarity about what North Korea wants from a high-level meeting and what the time-frame is and what the conditions will be - for example, should there be any preliminary meetings", a source with knowledge of the situation said.

However, his announcement caused a certain amount of consternation among North Korea's neighbours China and Japan, with delegations of Southern diplomats being sent to Beijing and Tokyo where they met leader Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abo respectively to unruffle feathers.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump appeared to hint at withdrawing United States troops stationed in South Korea if Seoul failed to address its trade deficit with Washington.

"Bottom line is the South Korean public is relieved because a military conflict is postponed", says Bong Young-shik, a visiting research fellow at Yonsei University in Seoul.

Hall, former executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger, said North Korea has few resources and about 80 percent of its population lives in hunger. There are reasons to fear that the USA gets rolled again, reasons to assume that nothing will come of the whole exercise, and yet slim hope that Pyongyang decides disarmament is in its national interest.

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A nuclear war between the USA and North Korea would probably kill 10 times as many North Koreans, including practically every member of the regime - Pyongyang would be a glowing, radioactive pit - so Kim's regime would never initiate such a conflict. Trump no doubt impressed the Chinese president when he told him over chocolate cake that the USA had bombed Syrian forces in retaliation for Bashar al Assad's use of chemical weapons against his own people. "Make no mistake about it", Pompeo said March 11 on Fox News Sunday.

In the longer term, if and when a U.S.

President Donald Trump still intends to meet with North Korea's leader by the end of May, the White House said Friday, three days after the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CNBC reports.

"It's not a breakthrough", she said. If you continue on this path, America will have no choice but take military action to destroy your missile and nuclear capabilities.

"We've chose to narrow down the summit agenda and focus the talking points on securing permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula through denuclearization and dramatic reduction of military tensions and on drawing up ways for new, bold progress in inter-Korean relations". "So why not try summit meetings?"

"They're going to put on a big show they are a powerful country and all that, but the fact is they are a country that is starving and we need to realize that when we got to peace talks with them", he said. Moon Jae-in has made the game simple. "Are we then in a more risky situation?"

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