"I don't think all government officials need to speak with a single voice", Moon said, supporting diversity within harmony. Of the possibility for peacefully resolving the nations' deep differences, he said: "It'd be a great thing for the world, would be a great for North Korea, it would be a great thing for the peninsula". President Donald Trump was promising " fire and fury".
On Tuesday, after North and South Korean officials engaged in diplomatic talks (importantly, talks initiated by the North), South Korean President Moon Jae-in's office stated, "The North Korean side clearly stated its willingness to denuclearize". Eagles fly with doves.
"The Sept. 19, 2005, joint declaration [from the six-party talks] is a failed model", Moon was quoted as saying by Yoo. There's no leverage at the moment for South Korea.
"I think we're having very good dialogue", Trump said.
"We cannot reveal everything to the media but we do have additional views of North Korea we will relay to the United States when we visit the US", he said, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. She says diplomatically, the U.S. has a thin bench. It shouldn't be such a stretch to do it this time. Four North Korean fugitives have also been charged with the murder.
This was announced by the representative of the South Korean delegation on the visit to the DPRK. In a fit, a president who disdains embarrassment - who never wants to be branded a "loser" - strikes back at North Korea.
"I have presented an indefinite plan that the entry of the process is a nuclear freeze and the exit is a complete denuclearization, but what's necessary in the future is further consultations for specifics".
Moon has expressed an interest in reopening the Kaesong Industrial Complex, an experiment blending South Korean management and capital with North Korean labor that opened just north of the Demilitarized Zone in 2004. Under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, the finding added to existing U.S. sanctions "targeting unlawful North Korean activities", the department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert, said in the statement.
It turned out to be a ruse.
Context is important here.
Nevertheless, the expert acknowledged the symbolic value of the first meeting between the two leaders.
Moon, of course, is no political novice. The South Korean president is under pressure in Seoul from his right flank. But Aum of the U.S. Institute of Peace isn't too worried about that. But Trump is no dummy when it comes to negotiations, and he seems well aware of the cards in play.
There may have been progress on that front, too.
Kim Jong-Un's older half-brother had once been seen as their father Kim Jong-Il's natural heir, and some reports had suggested that China might be grooming him to replace the younger man in the event of a crisis.
"Personally, I believe there's a bigger chance that North Korea changed its nuclear policy fundamentally". If Pyongyang overreacts to these maneuvers, that tells us something.
The complaint by many observers is that North Korea has repeatedly used disarmament talks as a way to ease outside pressure and win badly needed aid, while all the while secretly pressing its weapons development. It's a little hard to imagine, given his propensity for aggression and delusion. Afterwards, Chung will travel to China and Russia, while Suh will go to Japan for the same purpose.
It has also called the roughly 28,000 American troops stationed in South Korea a potential invasion force that can only be countered by a robust nuclear deterrent.