tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com April 25, 2018


Kim makes first official mention of talks with America

10 April 2018, 06:54 | Bernice Figueroa

US Bans Imports Made by N.Korean Labor

Kim Jong-un tells US that North Korea is prepared to down its nukes for good, officials claim

The confirmation from Pyongyang directly, rather than from third countries like South Korea, has created more confidence within Trump's administration about the wisdom of holding such a meeting, as US officials make secretive preparations.

White House officials have said North Korea must commit to dismantling its nuclear program and ending weapons testing in order for talks to be productive.

Until now, the US had relied mostly on ally South Korea's assurance of Mr. Kim's intentions. Last year, Trump threatened to bring "fire and fury" on Kim's country if it continued its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests.

Trump also confirmed, for the first time, that preparatory talks for the summit are under way between Washington and Pyongyang.

This fueled concerns in Washington that Seoul had overstated the North's willingness to negotiate over its own nuclear arsenal, even as officials scrambled to prepare for the prospective meeting. "They've said so, we've said so, hopefully it'll be a relationship that's much different than it's been for many, many years".

"We've been in touch with North Korea; we'll be meeting with them sometime in May or early June", Trump told reporters before a Cabinet meeting Monday.

Kim In-kyung has this report.


Citing multiple government sources from North and South Korea, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that Mr Kim was asked: "How about stopping smoking?"

A North Korean diplomat reaffirmed Tuesday that Pyongyang remains committed to denuclearizing the peninsula through progressive and simultaneous actions.

It has not been revealed what North Korea is hoping to achieve at the end of the bilateral talks.

It was Kim's first known trip outside the North since he assumed power in late 2011.

Chung Eui-yong, the director of the South Korean National Security Council, advised Kim Jong Un to stop smoking during a conversation.

The meeting of the Political Bureau of the C.C. came two days ahead of the Sixth Session of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, slated to take place on Wednesday.

Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar is also considered as one of the possible locations, the report added.



Other News

loading...

Trending Now

UMD beats Ohio State 2-1 in NCAA semifinals
Andrew Oglevie had a goal and an assist, Cal Burke also scored, and Cale Morris stopped 25 shots for the Irish (28-9-2). It took just 17 seconds into the second period for the team to go ahead 2-0.

Russian Federation promises 'tough response' to United States sanctions
Shamalov is being designated for sanctions by us authorities for operating in the energy sector of the Russian Federation economy. One former senior USA intelligence official said, "Some of the names will be very familiar, but they may not be the right names".

Celtics Irving needs knee surgery, out for playoffs
The Celtics still want to give themselves as many options as possible, and Gibson is one that might be able to bring that spark. Even though Boston's starting lineup for the playoffs won't be as intimidating, the team can not be counted out.

Israel to send 16000 African migrants to Western countries
Mr Bottinick said that one aim would be to train asylum-seekers in sectors where they have a competitive advantage. Another 300 had been freed after agreeing to leave Israel , according to Israel's immigration authority.

Ethan Couch: 'Affluenza' teen released from jail
Couch's attorneys, Scott Brown and Reagan Wynn, issued a statement Monday saying Couch has always been sorry for what he did. Now that Couch has served his time, he'll have the chance to complete his probation.

Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Partnership
As for planning for her and Prince Harry's wedding , Meghan and her close friend, Jessica Mulroney , are in the home stretch. It will air exactly one week before Prince Harry and Markle walk down the aisle at Windsor Castle on May 19.

It's bronze for the Blitzboks in Hong Kong
South Africa beat New Zealand 29-7 to take the bronze medal, while Argentina edged United States of America 14-12 to secure fifth. Jeff Oluoch starred in the game after he carried Shujaa on his shoulders to prevail over the Scottish team with a try.

Conor McGregor and entourage attack other fighters' buses in Barclays Center garage
Michael Chiesa , who was also in the bus, was taken to hospital with a laceration to his forehead as a result of the chaos. We asked if Dana will fire Conor as a result of the incident and he told us, "This is bigger than us firing him".

How to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11.3
This is not something I recommend doing, unless you absolutely, positively need your smartphone to run AS FAST as possible. It's time once again to find creative ways to free enough space on your iPhone just so you can install the latest update.

Texas woman jailed for five years for voting while on probation
However, she did admit not reading the affidavit thoroughly because the election worker had been helping her fill the form out. This post Texas Mother Sentenced To Five Years For Voting In Presidential Election While On Probation first appeared on Vibe.