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World North Korea Tells U.S. Forget Kim's Nukes, Try Peace

07:07  08 february  2018
07:07  08 february  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

U.S. general says North Korea not demonstrated all components of ICBM

  U.S. general says North Korea not demonstrated all components of ICBM U.S. general says North Korea not demonstrated all components of ICBM © REUTERS KCNA picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un giving field guidance at the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory "What he has not demonstrated yet are the fusing and targeting technologies and survivable re-entry vehicle," U.S. Air Force General Paul Selva said, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea has urged the U . S . to end international calls for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to instead support ongoing peace talks geared toward ending the first and last active conflict of the Cold War. North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un' s diplomatic gesture toward rival

North Korea Tells U . S . Forget Kim ' s Nukes , Try Peace . North Korea said "there is no other option now for the U . S . than to co-exist with" Kim North Korea Tells U . S . Forget Kim ' s Nukes , Try North Korea Does Unexpected 180, Wants Peace Talks with South - www.westernjournal.com.

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North Korea has urged the U.S. to end international calls for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and to instead support ongoing peace talks geared toward ending the first and last active conflict of the Cold War.

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's diplomatic gesture toward rival, U.S.-backed South Korea has seen some breakthroughs leading up to the Winter Olympic Games—but it has failed to win over the White House, which has demanded North Korea first agree to stop testing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. After a year of historic military and scientific achievements for the defiant authoritarian state, however, the official newspaper of Kim's own cabinet published a commentary Wednesday said those discussions were no longer a priority.

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South Korean officials said the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, had told them he would But North Korea has so far offered no timeline for dismantling its nuclear weapons and facilities. If Mr. Kim intends to win a peace treaty, diplomatic recognition and billions of dollars in economic aid from

He also told reporters Kim has agreed to let international inspectors into a North Korean missile engine test facility and nuclear testing site where the country conducted its six nuclear tests. However, Pompeo did not say whether North Korea would allow inspectors to visit a site where the country

"Gone are the days when the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula was a controversial issue," the state-run Minju Joson newspaper wrote, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

"Now is a time to discuss how to set right the relations with the DPRK after acknowledging the DPRK's strategic position as an entity possessed of nuclear weapons, not to discuss denuclearization," it added, referring to the country by an acronym for its official title: the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The government outlet argued that the U.S.'s continued policy of pressuring North Korea to give up its widely condemned nuclear arsenal is "a senseless act bringing great danger" and asserted that "there is no other option now for the U.S. than to co-exist with the DPRK, a nuclear power." North Korea has long pursued nuclear weapons in order to deter a potential U.S. invasion, but only last year demonstrated an ability to fire intercontinental ballistic missiles, tested a hydrogen bomb and declared itself a full-fledged nuclear power.

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Kim Jong-un of North Korea and Moon Jae-in of the South agreed to work to formally end the Mr. Moon and Mr. Kim walking the red carpet at a welcoming ceremony outside the Peace House in the Skeptics say Mr. Kim is trying to improve ties with South Korea to steer it from the United States and

North and South Korea speak the same language based on the Hangeul alphabet, but differences “We would like to see you at an early date in Pyongyang”, Kim Yo Jong told Moon during the North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from U . S . aggression.

Since at least April, however, President Donald Trump has challenged his young North Korean foe to a war of words and violent threats toward one another's nations. The tension appeared to calm as Kim Jong Un reached out to South Korea in a New Year's speech, but both sides continued to trade some harsh language even as the Koreas reopened cross-border hotlines and agreed to work together in some events at the Winter Olympic Games, set to begin Friday in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang.

North Korea has criticized the U.S.'s choice of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the U.S. delegation to the games. Pence was reportedly chosen to ensure Kim Jong Un did not "hijack the messaging around the Olympics" by normalizing his nuclear weapons and other policies opposed by the U.S., but North Korea said Trump's second-in-command could turn the sporting event into a "confrontation theater."

Has North Korea got what it wanted from the Winter Olympics?

  Has North Korea got what it wanted from the Winter Olympics? Sports diplomacy expert Jung Woo Lee dissects North Korea's sports propaganda offensives. The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics is getting underway and already the state of relations between North and South Korea is dominating the narrative about the Games. That in itself is a small victory for Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jung-un uses sport as a propaganda device more actively than his father and grandfather, and so it should be no surprise that he used his New Year message to raise the prospect of Olympic attendance.

WASHINGTON >> North Korea ’ s government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his A Trump administration official today said that the U . S . had “confirmed that Kim Jong Un is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula?.”

North Korea responded Wednesday to European concerns about being in the path of Pyongyang' s potentially nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic "The DPRK' s ballistic rockets are for deterring the U . S . nuclear war hysterics and ensuring peace and security on the Korean peninsula and the region.

North Korea has also targeted media reports that the Trump administration was considering a "'bloody nose' strike" to neutralize its rival's nuclear arsenal. Victor Cha, an expert in Korean affairs who was widely considered the frontrunner for Trump's pick as ambassador to South Korea, even suggested he was dropped from being considered for the position due to his opposition for the preemptive attack strategy.

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Kim has sent his increasingly influential sister, Kim Yo Jong, along with a high-level North Korean delegation to the Winter Olympic Games, a move that was welcomed by the South Korean government as a sign of its northern neighbor's commitment. North Korea has also sent hundreds of orchestra members and cheerleaders to attend the games.

On the day before the games were about to begin, however, North Korea has planned a military parade to honor the 70th anniversary of its military, which was established from founder Kim Il Sung's communist guerrilla army that fought Japanese occupation before and during World War II. In the latest update by expert intelligence analyst Joseph Bermudez and featured on North Korea monitoring site 38 North, satellite imagery revealed about 13,000 troops and around 150 military vehicles—but no ballistic missile or unmanned aerial vehicle launchers.

Pence raises prospect of U.S. talks with North Korea: Washington Post .
The United States and South Korea have agreed on terms for further diplomatic engagement with North Korea, first with Seoul and then possibly leading to direct talks with Washington without pre-conditions, Vice President Mike Pence said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. Speaking to the Washington Post aboard Air Force Two on his way home from the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Pence – who avoided any direct contact with North Korean officials attending the Games – said Washington would keep up its “maximum pressure campaign” against Pyongyang but would be open to possible talks at the same time.

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