Incremental N.Korean denuclearisation will be unacceptable - S.Korea official

15 May, 2018, 22:43 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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Two officials-Ryu Myong Son, department director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, and Kim Nung O, head of the Party's North Pyongan Central Committee-were among the group.

The threats to call off the June 12 meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Trump in Singapore throw into question recent indications of progress between the two nations. It said the dismantling would take place between May 23 and 25.

One researcher with a state-run think tank here said the North "seems to be trying to stir up the community of defectors and fan conflict within South Korean society" ahead of a summit with the U.S.


North Korea has proposed holding high-level inter-Korea talks on 16 May, South Korea's Unification Ministry on Tuesday.

-South Korean military exercises that went against the trend of warming North-South ties. According to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, the North has resisted a request by the United States to relocate thousands of North Korean nuclear engineers-a move to assure the North can not restart nuclear development in the future. The reporters will then be transported by a chartered train to the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri. The officials from both sides would meet in the Panmunjom border village in the Peace House inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) dividing the two Koreas, Xinhua quoted a statement as saying.

After their April 27 meeting, Kim and Moon issued a vague vow for the "complete" denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang for decades has been pushing a concept of "denuclearization" that bears no resemblance to the American definition, vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its 28,500 troops from South Korea and the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan.

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