US News North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit

02:50  07 may  2018
02:50  07 may  2018 Source:   bostonglobe.com

Kim Jong Un went off script during his meeting with the South Korean president -- and that could have big implications for Trump

  Kim Jong Un went off script during his meeting with the South Korean president -- and that could have big implications for Trump Kim Jong Un appeared to go off script twice during the beginning of a summit between the leaders of North and South Korea on Friday. Each moment of the diplomatic affair was carefully planned out, but Kim invited President Moon Jae-in to step across into North Korea, and later he appeared to backtrack one of his jokes.US intelligence officials will be watching the summit closely trying to analyse Kim to help determine the best strategy for dealing with North Korea ahead of Kim's future meeting with President Donald Trump.

North Korea says US ruining mood of detente ahead of summit . Most likely, the orange clown will give London a very wide berth. Which will be a shame, us Londoners have some stuff we want to say to him.

0 0 0. It’s less than a month before US President Donald Trump and People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un meet for After meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a summit late last month, Kim stated that his country would move to improve North -South ties and

President Trump (left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. © Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP | Korea Summit Press Pool via AP/file President Trump (left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called ‘‘misleading’’ claims that Trump’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North to the negotiating table.

The North’s official news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman warning the claims are a ‘‘dangerous attempt’’ to ruin a budding detente on the Korean Peninsula after Kim’s summit late last month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Kim Jong Un went off-script during his meeting with the South Korean president — and that could have big implications for Trump

  Kim Jong Un went off-script during his meeting with the South Korean president — and that could have big implications for Trump Twitter/ Blue House Kim Jong Un appeared to go off script twice during the beginning of a summit between the leaders of North and South Korea on Friday. Each moment of the diplomatic affair was carefully planned out, but Kim invited President Moon Jae-in to step across into North Korea, and later he appeared to backtrack one of his jokes.US intelligence officials will be watching the summit closely trying to analyze Kim to help determine the best strategy for dealing with North Korea ahead of Kim's future meeting with President Donald Trump.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit , Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called "misleading" claims that Trump's policy of maximum political pressure and

With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit , Pyongyang on Sunday criticised what it called "misleading" claims that Mr Trump’s policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North

At the summit, Kim agreed to a number of measures aimed at improving North-South ties and indicated he is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the peninsula, though exactly what that would entail and what conditions the North might require have not yet been explained.

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Trump and senior U.S. officials have suggested repeatedly that Washington’s tough policy toward North Korea, along with pressure on its main trading partner China, have played a decisive role in turning around what had been an extremely tense situation. Just last year, as Kim was launching long-range missiles at a record pace and trading vulgar insults with Trump, it would have seemed unthinkable for the topic of denuclearization to be on the table.

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We believe that Mr Trump can take them back on the day of the US - North Korea summit or he can send an envoy to take them back to the US before the summit ,” said Mr Choi. Among the three detainees, Kim Dong-cheol, a South Korean -born American pastor

But the North’s statement on Sunday seemed to be aimed at strengthening Kim’s position going into his meeting with Trump. Pyongyang claims Kim himself is the driver of the current situation.

‘‘The U.S. is deliberately provoking the DPRK at the time when the situation on the Korean Peninsula is moving toward peace and reconciliation,’’ the spokesman was quoted as saying. DPRK is short for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the North’s formal name.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen at Peace House of the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP) © AP North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen at Peace House of the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Korea Summit Press Pool via AP) Kim and Trump are expected to meet later this month or in early June.

Trump has indicated the date and place have been chosen and said he believes the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Koreas might be a good venue. Singapore was also believed to be a potential site.

North Korea 'moves US prisoners to hotel'

  North Korea 'moves US prisoners to hotel' North Korea has moved three American prisoners from a labour camp to a hotel ahead of the planned summit with the US, a South Korean activist said. Academics Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim, and businessman Kim Dong Chul were moved this week to a hotel on the outskirts of Pyongyang following instructions from "superior authorities", campaigner Choi Sung Yong is reported to have said.They are getting "health treatment" and "ideological education", he added.A South Korean official is reported to have said their release has been negotiated over the past two months and is "imminent".

US President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that there would be imminent news about three Americans detained in North Korea , after sources said But a spectacular detente in recent months, with a summit approaching between Trump and Kim, and the prospect of denuclearization, have fed

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Experts are split over whether Kim’s statement made with Moon at the DMZ marks a unique opening for progress or a rehash of Pyongyang’s longstanding demand for security guarantees.

Sunday’s comments were among the very few the North has made since Trump agreed in March to the meeting.

The spokesman warned the U.S. not to interpret Pyongyang’s willingness to talk as a sign of weakness. He also criticized Washington for its ongoing ‘‘pressure and military threats’’ and its position that such pressure won’t be eased until North Korea gives up its nuclear weapons completely.

Before Trump meets Kim, Washington is hoping to gain the release of three Korean-Americans accused of anti-state activities. Trump hinted the release of Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim was in the offing.

There was no sign of an imminent release on Sunday, though the men had reportedly been moved to the capital.

The White House, meanwhile, has announced a separate meeting between Trump and Moon at the White House on May 22 to ‘‘continue their close coordination on developments regarding the Korean Peninsula.’’

Trump: We'll see if North Korea summit still on .
Donald Trump has thrown fresh doubt over a planned US summit with North Korea next month, saying "we'll have to see".Donald Trump has thrown fresh doubt over a planned US summit with North Korea next month, saying "we'll have to see".

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