S. Korea's FM to attend Vancouver meeting to discuss NK issues

S. Korea's FM to attend Vancouver meeting to discuss NK issues

S. Korea's FM to attend Vancouver meeting to discuss NK issues

Mr Trump has repeatedly insulted the North Korean leader, describing him as mad and a "rocket man".

The peninsula has been split between North and South since the late 1940s after World War II, and the Korean War of the early 1950s technically is still ongoing, as no formal peace treaty has been signed.

It's unclear if President Trump said "I probably have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un" or "I'd probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un".

I was one of the last generations of students that received strong anti-communist education, which lasted untill the end of the 1990s, and demonised the regime and the people in North Korea.

Asked if he had spoken with Kim, Trump was evasive: "I'm not saying I have or haven't". That is what my heart wants but my head tells me we have a long way to go.

South Korea said Saturday that North Korea proposed that their talks next week address a North Korean art troupe's visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation's athletes.

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Washington and Pyongyang are in a standoff over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, which could be used to target the U.S. and its allies.

The article in state newspaper Rodong Sinmun said recent high-level talks "proved again that there is no problem unsolvable if the North and the South pool their efforts".

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The newspaper and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders simultaneously shared audio recordings from the January 11 interview with Trump on their Twitter accounts at around midnight Saturday.

After North Korea tested its most powerful nuclear device yet and launched missiles capable of reaching the U.S., the U.N. Security Council imposed a series of sanctions restricting oil imports and cutting off about 90 percent of its export revenue. It has, however, retained back-channel communications through the North's diplomatic mission at the United Nations in NY.

South Korea's new liberal, pro-engagement president Moon Jae-in, who came into office last May after nine years of conservative governments, seems to understand well that even with his exceptionally high and steadfast approval rating over 70 percent, he needs to take his liberal approach slowly and cautiously, when it comes to North Korea.

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