Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Abe to convey views on N.Korea ahead of summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace each other NKorean delegation visits China – report
Kenny Thornton | 15 May, 2018, 11:55

Senior officials of North Korea's ruling party are visiting China, Pyongyang's state media said Tuesday, in what appears to be a trip to inspect China's economic development following recent summits between the countries' leaders.

North Korea has promised to send a 29-member delegation headed by the chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, Yonhap reported. While the tragedy of that situation only serves to further highlight the ruthlessness and brutality of a regime which continues to have little to no regard for the rule of law or basic human rights, what we witnessed this week was an important first step to what may very well serve as a larger conversation for saving the lives of millions of North Koreans, South Koreans and individuals around the globe. "What they should be doing is playing down expectations by saying "we need to be cautious with the North Koreans" and really hold their feet to the fire and make sure that any agreement is fully verified".

A concession of this magnitude was an important moment clearing the way for meaningful and substantive talks about a denuclearized North Korea; talks which are set to occur between President Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, next month.

He said the North's idea of denuclearization "was clearly outlined" in remarks by former North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kang Sok-ju to Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing in 2006.

This week we watched three Americans previously held captive in North Korea step back onto USA soil for the first time in years.

Manhattan nanny gets life in prison for murdering 2 children in
The nanny's lawyer had argued that Ortega was mentally sick and could not be held liable for the youngsters's deaths . Kevin Krim eviscerated Ortega for not pleading guilty and forcing the case into a courtroom.

The call between Moon and the North Korean leader, if made, will likely be aimed at reaffirming Kim's commitment to denuclearization, which he initially confirmed in the historic inter-Korean summit last month, Cheong Wa Dae officials noted.

The first unlikely outcome, Narang told Business Insider, is that "Trump walks away with Kim's nuclear weapons", and the second is " catastrophic failure".

"It's an ambitious program", Bolton said.

"He'll probably watch this show at some point", the secretary told "Fox News Sunday".

North Korea has scheduled the dismantling of the nuclear site between May 23 and 25. "Those are the kind of things that if we get what it is the President has demanded - complete verifiable irreversible denuclearization of North Korea - that the American people will offer in spades". Kim then asked Xi for China's economic assistance during the intermediate stages of denuclearization if North Korea reaches a comprehensive agreement with the United States.

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