Kim meeting only if North Korea fulfills promises: White House


Sherman said that while she did not believe Kim is "in any rush to denuclearize", she was glad the USA is entering into talks, even if it just starts with "a meeting".

North Korea and the United States have made the possibility of talks more likely by easing tensions.

"North Korea has big negotiations to make at the inter-Korean summit and later its summit with the United States and in light of the situation I don't think (North Korea) will use this opportunity to simply buy time", Abe was cited as saying by the Blue House in a statement.

The carrier deployments also may have spooked North Korea, as it released a propaganda video if its missiles destroying a carrier and other key USA weapons systems.

Tillerson said several steps would be necessary to agree on the location and scope of the talks, adding later that a "neutral" site would be needed. He says it's "very important that those conservations are held quietly" between North Korea and the U.S.

Seoul is to set up a committee to prepare for the summit, which will be held at the border village of Panmunjom in late April, a major breakthrough in long-frayed inter-Korean ties.

China wants North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile tests but also South Korea and the halt their annual military exercises. However, in the middle of the briefing of some 20 officials, they received word that President Trump wanted an audience with them as soon as possible.

Even as the world reacts, North Korea has maintained silence, not responding to Trump's announcement last week.

USA national security adviser H.R. McMaster briefed UN Security Council envoys in NY on Monday.

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Mr Chung expressed thanks for China's role at a meeting earlier with China's top diplomat, State Councillor Yang Jiechi.

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That session will provide more insight for the Trump-Kim meeting that South Korean National Security Council chief Chung Eui-yong said will take place by May.

It said to further bolster the country's export potential, there is a need to strive for economies of scale to lower unit price, as well as for good coordination between the various government ministries that handle diplomacy, defense and industry.

Mattis wouldn't talk at all about the diplomatic push over North Korea's nuclear program.

North Korea's state media have lauded the thaw in relations with South Korea.