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S.Korean envoy briefs Japan officials

North Korea has yet to respond over the possibility of a summit betweet Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump Seoul has revealed North Korea has yet to respond over the possibility of a summit betweet Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump Seoul has revealed
Kenny Thornton | 13 March, 2018, 11:28

South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, who delivered the invitation to Trump after a visit by his delegation to Pyongyang, said Kim had offered to put Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program on the table.

News of possible talks has been a dramatic turnaround from fears of war over North Korea's development of nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States.

Twenty-seven percent said they welcomed and trusted the North.

Whatever are the reasons and whoever were the principle actors in the chain of recent events, the main thing is to have President Trump meet face-to-face with Kim Jong-un and come up with a solution that may include the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and save the world a nuclear war. North Korea's nuclear weapons tests at its Punggye-ri nuclear facility, roughly 50 miles from China's border, pose a risk of radiation leaks that could contaminate the soil, water and air in China's northeast provinces. An attack by the U.S.is unimaginable, with millions of lives in South Korea at risk. The news comes on the heels of the US president, Donald Trump's recent decision to meet the North Korean leader. "I believe it can be discussed in the future when Japan and the North negotiate substantial improvement of relations".

Tillerson says many steps must occur before the meeting between Trump and Kim.

They also dismissed criticism that Mr Trump's decision to meet elevated the North Korean leader on an worldwide stage.

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According to a South Korean presidential office source, Suh told Kono that the North Korean leader made no mention of the abduction issue.

"We have not seen nor received an official response from the North Korean regime regarding the North Korea-US summit", Ministry of Unification spokesman Baik Tae Hyun told a regular news conference. The US position remains that it wants North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme in exchange for aid and diplomatic incentives.

Secretary Tillerson also said it would take "some weeks" to arrange the meeting.

Beijing is seen as one of Pyongyang's biggest backers, and has hosted a series of multilateral negotiations over North Korea held intermittently since 2003 and attended by China, Japan, North Korea, Russia, South Korea, and the United States.

Abe expressed support for talks with North Korea on condition that they are aimed at making Pyongyang give up its nuclear ambitions.

Kim could face similar problems travelling to the United States, where no North Korean leader has visited, making many observers think a more neutral setting will need to be found. Ahead of Trump's decision to accept Kim's offer of talks, Pyongyang agreed to pause its nuclear and missile testing, but made no commitment to halt its research and development on ballistic missiles - which is hard, if not impossible, for the Americans to trace.

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