Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Kim acknowledges talks with US

Kim acknowledges talks with US

Talks have been taking place between the U.S. and North Korean officials in anticipation of a summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

US President Donald Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton at Monday's cabinet meeting at the White House.

US and North Korean officials have held secret contacts recently in which Pyongyang directly confirmed its willingness to hold the unprecedented summit, said the official.

The four men were last seen together in September past year, at a meeting presided by Kim Jong Un at which it was reportedly chose to conduct the country's sixth nuclear test.

But the North remained publicly silent for weeks after its leader's invitation to talks was first delivered to Trump by South Korean officials.

South Korea will host its own summit later this month between President Moon Jae In and Mr Kim. -South Korea alliance. For all the difficulties in China-North Korean relations in recent years, Beijing and Pyongyang remain strategic bedmates when it comes to the USA "threat".

A United States official confirmed that North Korea is willing to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Trump has been extremely optimistic about the potential of the North Korea talks.

Trump has also agreed to meet Kim to discuss denuclearization as soon as next month.

Moscow's foreign ministry announced Sunday that the North Korean diplomat will sit down with Lavrov for ministerial talks during his visit to the Russian capital from Monday to Wednesday.

Trump, also, criticized his predecessors for not addressing Washington's contentions with Pyongyang.

Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be an historic encounter between two supremely self-confident, headstrong, and mercurial men, each seeking the other's surrender.

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.

Beyond that, a detailed agenda for the talks will need to be set. North Korea will not give up its nuclear weapons easily, if at all.

The recent charm offensive by North Korea began with the visit of Mr Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, to the Winter Olympics hosted by Pyeongchang, which made her the first member of North Korea's ruling family to travel to the South since the end of the Korean War.

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