Trump cites 'possible progress' over North Korea's willingness to talk

07 March, 2018, 00:32 | Author: Angel Logan
  • S Korea’s Moon says sanctions stay too early to be optimistic

Government sources in South Korea on Tuesday said that summit-level talks with North Korea are likely to take place in late April.

Earlier in the morning, Trump tweeted, "We will see what happens!" and linked a news report about the Koreans' meeting.

"The table is set for a meaningful, sustained dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang", said Daryl Kimball, executive director of the USA -based Arms Control Association.

Ahead of the historic meeting Monday, analysts were skeptical that the talks would lead to a diplomatic breakthrough over the North's nuclear arms program.

Last week, Kim met with Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council, and U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, as well as lawmakers and industry people to discuss trade issues.

"The South and the North have agreed to set up a hotline between their leaders to allow close consultations and a reduction of military tension, while also agreeing to hold the first phone conversation before the third South-North summit", Chung said. The Kim dynasty has over the years raised the prospect of abandoning its nuclear-weapons program if the USA gave up its hostile policies, though serious negotiations haven't taken place since six-party talks also including China, Japan and Russian Federation broke down in 2009.

The North "made clear that there is no reason to own nuclear (weapons) if military threats towards the North are cleared and the safety of its regime is guaranteed", Mr Chung said. Australian authorities have arrested a man accused of trying to broker sales of goods including components for ballistic missiles to North Korea.

With greater worldwide pressure and tighter sanctions than ever hurting North Korea's economy, Yun Sun, a North Korea expert at the Stimson Center, told Business Insider that Kim Jong Un "could be buying time" by proposing talks with the US.

KCNA said Mr Kim had "exchanged views and made a satisfactory agreement" on the letter and gave orders for it to be acted on.

North Korea "made it clear" that it would not resume provocations - such as nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile launches - while it was engaged in talks with the South, he said.

If events play out the way Seoul hopes, Moon will be meeting Kim for a summit on the southern side of the inter-Korean border late next month.

On multiple occasions his father Kim Jong Il dangled the prospect of talks and denuclearization as a means of buying time and dividing South Korea from its allies.

As Reuters writes: "The United States, which stations 28,500 troops in the South, a legacy of the Korean War, denies any such plans".

The South's delegation leader, Chung, said he would travel to the United States to explain the outcome of the visit to North Korea and that he had a message from North Korea he would deliver to Trump.

However, the North has yet to corroborate the statement. Among the delegation were intelligence chief Suh Hoon and National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong.


  • US Republican senator backs review of Broadcom's Qualcomm bid

    US Republican senator backs review of Broadcom's Qualcomm bid

    On Sunday, CFIUS instructed Qualcomm to delay by 30 days its annual shareholder meeting , which had been scheduled for Tuesday. At issue for CFIUS is the fact that Broadcom , based in Singapore, is attempting to acquire the USA -based Qualcomm .
    James Ivory becomes Oscar's oldest victor  with 'Call Me by Your Name'

    James Ivory becomes Oscar's oldest victor with 'Call Me by Your Name'

    Distributor Lassaad Goubantini denounced the decision as "an attack on liberties" motivated by "the subject of the film". He also thanked his former romantic partner and film collaborator of 44-years, Ishmail Marchant, who died in 2005.
    President Trump mocks Jared Kushner at annual dinner

    President Trump mocks Jared Kushner at annual dinner

    There's Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who Trump slammed on Twitter (again) this week and reportedly has now nicknamed, "Mr. The guy who keeps making outrageous statements thinks he has a shot at being president? " Steve Miller or Melania? ".
  • Include a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch in your late Monday night plans

    Include a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch in your late Monday night plans

    This is due to unfavorable weather conditions in the recovery area from Florida's Atlantic Coast, the company's website said. SpaceX rescheduled today's mission from February 24 to correct a problem with the Falcon 9's fairing pressurization system .
    Walmart launches meal kits

    Walmart launches meal kits

    Walmart is cooking up a solution with new meal kits set to roll out to more than 2,000 stores this year. Thai curry chicken and chicken fried rice can be made with the rotisserie chicken.
    No mistaking Sharma's identity as one to watch

    No mistaking Sharma's identity as one to watch

    On the first extra hole, the par-3 17, Mickelson's birdie effort lipped out, but his tap-in par was good enough for the victory. Birdies at the 11th and 15th came either side of a double bogey at the 12th with three other bogeys leaving him to sign for 75.
  • Man dead after shooting himself outside White House, authorities confirm

    Man dead after shooting himself outside White House, authorities confirm

    President Trump and his wife Melania are not now at the White House, instead staying in Florida at the Mar-a-Lago resort. The Secret Service said the man shot himself as he stood near the fence on the north side of the White House.

    UK's 'soft' Irish Border plan may be rejected by EU, Coveney warns

    They accuse Britain of wanting to cherry-pick benefits of European Union membership without any of the responsibilities. Britain and the bloc have promised there will be no customs posts or other impediments along the 310-mile border.
    China's foreign minister slams US President Donald Trump's move to impose tariffs

    China's foreign minister slams US President Donald Trump's move to impose tariffs

    J.P.Morgan estimated a 10% tariff on primary aluminum could cut Arconic's pretax earnings by around 2% over a year. Trump's announcement came only after an intense internal White House debate.
  • Ex-Trump aide denies drinking after CNN anchor calls him out

    Ex-Trump aide denies drinking after CNN anchor calls him out

    He said the reason he wasn't going to the grand jury was because what Mueller's team asked for is "ridiculous". Nunberg then went on multiple MSNBC and CNN shows to publicize his refusal to comply with the Mueller probe.
    Police Arrest Sixth Man Over Leicester Explosion

    Police Arrest Sixth Man Over Leicester Explosion

    Kurd, of Braunstone, Leicester, Ali, of Oldham, and Hassan, of Great Yarmouth, appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court today. Fire tore through the Zabka grocery shop in the city after an explosion on February 25 killed five people in flats above.
    Slovakia releases suspects detained over journalist's murder

    Slovakia releases suspects detained over journalist's murder

    The killings come less than five months after anti-corruption journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, died in a auto bomb on Malta. Also on Friday, the secretary general of Reporters Without Borders called on Mr Fico to apologise for insulting journalists.


Far Cry 5 Post Launch DLC Announced
In addition to the paid season pass , Far Cry 5 and Far Cry Arcade will be the host of a number of free activities. The three DLC campaigns will be available for anyone who buys a season pass of the Gold Edition of the game.

Italy's anti-immigrant League hails unprecedented results in elections
Founded in 2009 by comedian Beppe Grillo , who denounced cronyism in Italian politics, Five Star is now led by Luigi Di Maio , 31. The bitter and divisive contest yielded no overall victor , but the swing towards populist extremist parties should be a concern.

2nd Nor'Easter Of March Set To Plow Through The Region Mid-Week
Snow will end Thursday morning, then the rest of the day will be mostly cloudy and blustery with highs 40-45. Beyond that, a third nor'easter is expected to develop over the weekend and into next week.

ACC College Basketball Tournament Preview 2018
Junior Irish guard Arike Ogunbowale connected on 50 percent of her shots and notched 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Each of these three games were closer than expected, and the same will likely be the case in the tournament.

Oscars 2018: Kobe Bryant wins Best Animated Short Film
Kobe Bryant now adds an Oscar to his impressive collection of NBA Championships, Gold Medals, and sports awards. Bryant's win Sunday night has at least led to James thinking about that possibility.

This deadly flu season has peaked, but a late bump could loom
The FDA requires that vaccines be grown in chicken eggs, but some strains, like this year's H3N2 don't grow well in eggs. The highest rate of admissions was among people age 65 and older, followed by people age 25-64, the data showed.

You should have bought Netflix shares
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 372, or 1.5 percent, to 24,238, and the Nasdaq composite dropped 74, or 1 percent, to 7,106. A trade war could lead to inflation and weaker profits for USA exporters and companies that are big users of steel and aluminum.

Kylie Jenner Has Shared The First Photo Of Blessed Baby Stormi's Face
People magazine reports new mom Kylie Jenner shared the first face pic of her daughter to Snapchat in an "awww!"-inducing video". Kylie , 20, virtually dropped out of sight during her pregnancy, which was unusual for the reality television personality.

Teenager shoots his parents in Michigan Video
Police believe the situation started from a domestic situation, as parents were on campus to pick students up for spring break. A men's basketball game scheduled for Friday night between Central Michigan and Western Michigan University was postponed.

Vikings GM: No decisions have been made on QBs
Him not playing for two years and not being able to see him play in live situations, that's concerning a little bit. Zimmer said his injury is " degenerative " and that throws a "monkey wrench in the whole thing".