"Moon Jae-In briefed the United States about the outcome of the inter-Korean summit and handed Chairman Kim Jong Un's message to President Trump", South Korean Ambassador Woo Yoon-keun said to Russian media outlets after a recent summit between the Koreas.
On Friday, they will take part in the first-ever joint event to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the 2007 summit held in Pyongyang between then-South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. "But it's a good first step", said Joel Wit, a senior Fellow at the Stimson Center who was involved in past negotiations with the North Koreans while working at the State Department.
"We're not playing the time game", Trump told reporters September 26.
The foreign minister told the UNGA that USA attempts to coerce North Korea into denuclearization will not work and that corresponding steps must be taken by both sides in order to advance progress between the two countries.
He said he's optimistic he'll come away with a plan for a second summit between Trump and Kim and progress on a "pathway for denuclearization". North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, told the United Nations last week "there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first".
But North Korea has yet to take concrete steps to give up its nuclear arsenal, so there's been no let-up in sanctions that have been imposed to deprive it of fuel and revenue for its weapons programs, and to block it from bulk cash transfers and accessing to the global banking system. But he added that much work remains to be done and that the sanctions against North Korea will stay in place "until denuclearization occurs". It will be Pompeo's fourth visit to North Korea.
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However, three senior United States officials involved in North Korea policy previously told Reuters that no progress has been made in moving towards serious negotiations on eliminating or even halting Mr Kim's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.
KCNA said the Yongbyon nuclear facility, which the North expressed a willingness to take offline if the United States takes corresponding action, "is a core one for its nuclear programme".
"If they do that in return for America's corresponding measures, such as the end-of-war declaration, I think that's a huge step forward for denuclearization", Kang told the Post.
At the time, it appeared that meant a declaration to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War, as a signal that hostilities between the two countries were over. In recent weeks, North Korea has demanded nearly daily that the United States sign an end-of-war declaration.
Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea, underlined the point in an editorial Sunday.
USA negotiators have tried to get North Korea to provide a list of nuclear facilities and weapons they want dismantled but it failed to secure an agreement even after Trump's meeting with Kim and three trips to North Korea by Pompeo. This article is strictly for informational purposes only.