It will be the fourth trip by Pompeo to North Korea as the Trump administration looks to end its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opened the UN Security Council meeting. (AFP/Don EMMERT) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will pay a fresh visit to North Korea on Sunday and meet leader Kim Jong Un as the administration's hopes rise of a denuclearisation deal, the State Department said. The rare advance announcement of a meeting with the young strongman came hours after North Korea raised the stakes in negotiations, saying it would not give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for a peace treaty. Pompeo, who is trying to arrange a second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump, will also head to US allies Japan and South Korea, as well as North Korea's chief ally China with which the United States is engaged in escalating trade and diplomatic disputes. It will be the fourth trip by Pompeo to North Korea as the Trump … [Read more...] about Pompeo to meet Kim Jong Un in fresh visit
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Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea's Kim 'pretty soon' The Saigon Times Daily U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony for the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS UNITED NATIONS (REUTERS) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he expected a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be announced “pretty soon” but that the location had yet to be determined. Trump, during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the United Nations, said: “Chairman Kim has been really very open and terrific, frankly. I think he wants to see something happen.” Moon met with Kim for a third time last week. He said he brought Trump a personal message from the North Korean leader saying he was hoping to meet with the U.S. president again soon. … [Read more...] about Trump says expects announcement of new summit with North Korea’s Kim ‘pretty soon’
Viet Nam News by Chon Shi-yong* This week (Tuesday, September 18) the South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The United States and North Korea are working to set up a second meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim. These developments certainly raise hopes for a reinvigoration of negotiations on denuclearising the North, which were propelled forward by the summits involving the three leaders held in quick succession earlier this year.Fresh momentumQuestion of trustDifferent US leaderThe Korea Herald/ANN · *Chon Shi-yong is Chief Editorial Writer of the The Korea Herald, South Korea. The Asian Writers’ Circle is a series of columns on global affairs written by top editors and writers from members of the Asia News Network and published in newspapers and websites across the region. … [Read more...] about Kim, Trump and the nuclear crisis: A conundrum eternal?
N.Korea's Kim aims for denuclearization within Trump's first term - SeoulThe Saigon Times Daily Chief of the national security office at Seoul's presidential Blue House Chung Eui-yong shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, North Korea September 5, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea's Kim Jong Un has given his first timeline to achieve denuclearization, aiming for the end of U.S. President Donald Trump's first term, and has agreed to a third summit with his South Korean counterpart, Seoul officials said on Thursday. Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang on Sept. 18-20 and discuss "practical measures" toward denuclearization, Moon's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, said a day after meeting Kim. The summit could provide renewed momentum to talks over denuclearization between North Korea and the United States, after Trump cancelled a visit to Pyongyang by his secretary of state last month citing … [Read more...] about N.Korea’s Kim aims for denuclearization within Trump’s first term
RoK President Moon Jae-in and his US counterpart Donald Trump (Photo: VNA)In a statement, the presidential Blue House said Moon and Trump agreed in their call “to explore the idea of meeting in person on the margins of the UN General Assembly and having in-depth consultations on strategies and how to cooperate on the peninsula issues.” Moon and Trump spoke for 50 minutes, a day before Moon's special envoys were due to visit Pyongyang to discuss a third summit to be held this month between the RoK President and his DPRK counterpart. Chung Eui-yong, chief of the national security office at Seoul’s presidential Blue House, is also planned to deliver a letter from President Moon to leader Kim, without elaborating on its contents. The phone conversation between the two Presidents came less than two weeks after President Donald Trump called off US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's planned visit to Pyongyang, citing insufficient progress on the denuclearization of the Korean … [Read more...] about US President Donald Trump calls RoK counterpart Moon Jae-in