May 25, 2019

S. Korean president says talks won't ease pressure on North

08 Marcha 2018, 01:34 | Bibiana Flor

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North Korea talks look like a big victory for Trump — but Kim Jong Un may have already won

If the denuclearization talks move forward during and after those joint exercises, then it's possible that Kim's understanding of his national security has evolved. In the end, the North Koreans couldn't agree to a basic verification plan that would prove they had disarmed.

But he warned complete denuclearisation was "a heavy lift" involving intensive weapons inspections inside North Korea and he was sceptical of this outcome.

"It was a shining victory for us in our struggle to achieve a parity in power with the US that we have come to develop hydrogen bombs and ICBMs", it said. The U.S. and its democratic allies, South Korea and Japan, are not demanding regime change.

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, Trump praised the prospect of the first direct U.S. talks with Pyongyang in years. "We have made good progress".

The role of a confident leader welcoming visiting, and lower-ranking, officials from the rival South is one Kim clearly relishes.

Whatever Kim's motivation, Trump now faces a new set of diplomatic challenges. Analysts said if the missile were to be fired on a standard, flatter trajectory, it would be capable of reaching Alaska.

A government-commissioned group of experts concluded Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of contaminated water at Japan's destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant, and said other measures are needed as well. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. "There are some conditions that must be clarified", he added. "As long as the allied with the South, that would be considered a security threat". Contaminated water also results from rainwater that comes in contact with tainted soil and structures at the plant, which suffered meltdowns of three reactors after a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

A convoy of US Army 3rd Infantry M1A1 Abrams tanks cross the Euphrates river as black smoke rises after an explosion as hundreds of armored vehicles push towards the outskirts of Baghdad

Tensions have been high between Washington and Pyongyang over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. I think that their statement and the statements coming out of South Korea and North Korea have been very positive.

Conservative opposition leaders expressed concern during Wednesday's meeting at Seoul's presidential palace that North Korea could use the talks as a way to reduce the pressure, and also questioned whether the North in genuinely interested in abandoning its nuclear weapons. After all, South Korea today is recognised as an Asian economic miracle while North Korea barely has an economy.

But Moon told party leaders: "We are only at the starting line and it's too early to be optimistic". Trump has often criticized his Oval Office predecessors for letting North Korea use negotiations to buy time to continue its nuclear development.

And U.S. President Donald Trump said North Korea seems "sincere" in its apparent willingness to suspend nuclear tests if it holds denuclearisation talks with the United States. Even if this partial unification is achieved, I bet the North will undergo massive transformation. "Additional missile launches are a near certainty, and further nuclear tests are possible".

In October last year, the DGFT had imposed restrictions on trade in condensates and natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products.

There is speculation that better inter-Korean ties could pave the way for Washington and Pyongyang to talk about the North's nuclear weapons. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Hard in either direction - Trump is guaranteeing the pressure to achieve denuclearization will continue.

Both Seoul and Washington say they will press ahead with joint war games after the the Paralympics end on Mar 18 - which means they could coincide with the inter-Korean summit.

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