World Kim Jong Un Breaks Silence on Trump Summit

13:01  10 april  2018
13:01  10 april  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

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North Korea broke its silence Wednesday on its surprise peace overtures, including a tentative summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong - un , while denying that U.S. pressure led to the breakthrough.

Kim Jong - un personally oversaw the missile launch on Sunday, and was pictured celebrating with his officials afterward. The ruler also pledged further missile tests and nuclear detonations, despite repeated warnings by President Trump .

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, centre, inspects a flight drill of fighter pilots of the Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force at an undisclosed location. © KNS/Agence France Presse North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, centre, inspects a flight drill of fighter pilots of the Korean People's Army Air and Anti-Air Force at an undisclosed location.

North Korean-state run media made a first official mention of the planned summit between the country's leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on Tuesday.

Kim gathered the top regime officials and members of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WKP) on Monday for a meeting discussing the state budget and recent developments in foreign policy ahead of the sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly—the country's unicameral legislature—on Wednesday.

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It has been nearly three weeks since President Donald Trump surprised the world with his "on-the-spot" acceptance to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of May, and the White House is scrambling to nail down the details.

North Korean leader Kim Jong - un has retreated into silence after signaling his willingness to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump even after accepting an offer of a summit ." Nirj Deva, a member of the European Parliament in charge of Korean affairs, said in an

The North Korean leader discussed both the development of the relations with its southern neighbour and the planned meeting on April 27 at the truce village of Panmunjom with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, as well as referencing "dialogue" with the U.S.

"He made a profound analysis and appraisal of the orientation of the development of the north-south relations at present and the prospect of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue and clarified the strategic and tactical issues to be maintained by the WPK including the future policy of international relations and the orientation corresponding to them," read the article published on both the North Korean state-run news agency KCNA and in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun.

What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'?

  What Does Kim Jong Un Mean by 'Denuclearization'? The two countries use the same term, but mean different things.The statement is the first direct confirmation of what South Korean envoys discussed with Trump after their trip to Pyongyang last month and Chinese media reported following Kim's historic visit to Beijing at the end of March.

TOKYO (AP) — News of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent shockwaves around the globe. The silence on the summits was even more glaring because of how the North had played up the Olympic diplomacy that started it all off.

A summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US president Donald Trump would give the Kim regime an air of global legitimacy © AFP. “Once any progress is made or a meeting is confirmed, they will announce the meetings in their outlets.” The official silence on the summit , however, does

The confirmation comes as Trump discussed with his cabinet the timing of the summit with Kim, initially scheduled to happen in May, and now pushed further into "early June" at a location still to be confirmed.

"We’ll be meeting with them sometime in May or early June. And I think there’ll be great respect paid by both parties and hopefully we’ll be able to make a deal on the de-nuking of North Korea," Trump said at the meeting on Monday.

The president criticized his predecessors for not having done so themselves, despite the fact that former president Jimmy Carter met Kim's grandfather Kim Il Sung and Bill Clinton met Kim's father Kim Jong Il after the end of their respective presidential terms—but remained optimistic about what the meeting could achieve. Experts have been more sceptical, however, arguing that the U.S. and North Korea have differing understandings of what denuclearization means.

"I think it’s going to be a very exciting thing for the world," Trump said.

Trump Wants One-on-One Talks With Kim at Summit, Report Says .
Donald Trump wants to go it alone with Kim Jong Un, according to a South Korean newspaper report. The U.S. president hopes to speak with the North Korean leader at their upcoming summit with only interpreters present, the Chosun Ilbo reported Thursday, citing multiple unidentified South Korean diplomatic sources.The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort on April 18.Trump believes groundbreaking results can be attained only if the number of accompanying officials is minimized, one of the people was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

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