Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

S. Korea pressing North on making plans to ax nukes

S. Korea pressing North on making plans to ax nukes

The United States led a group of 16 nations in fighting alongside South Korea against North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union.

"The Russian prime minister and the South Korean president will discuss the current state of and prospects for further development of trade-an-economic and investment cooperation between Russia and South Korea with a focus on the implementation of large-scale joint projects in the energy sector, in the areas of industry, high technologies, transport and others", the press service of the Russian government said.

However, asked on Wednesday if he could "put his finger on" any steps North Korea had taken to dismantle its nuclear weapons programme, Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon: "No, I'm not aware of that". "But the most well-known one is this, so there is a great symbolic meaning if this is shut down", said Moon Hong-sik, a research fellow at the Institute for National Security Strategy in South Korea.

"I wouldn't expect that at this point", he added.

While American forensic technicians will probably be able to quickly determine if North Korea is attempting to pass off a dead animal as human remains, as they did with the British in 2011, full DNA identification of human remains from such a long time ago can take years, so there is reason for North Korea to think it could get away with surrendering bogus remains.

The president said at a news conference afterward that Kim had agreed to return the remains. "The detailed negotiations have not begun", Mattis said, according to the British Telegraph, which cited the Yonhap news agency.

A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of US relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

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Two US officials told Reuters on Tuesday that North Korea could start that process within days. The country's state-run media characterized the vaguely worded agreement with Trump as setting in motion a "step-by-step" process. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience.

Building on the diplomatic momentum from the Singapore summit, South Korea and the USA announced Tuesday that joint military drills slated for August had been officially called off.

6 - Now that Kim Jong-un has met President Moon, Trump and Xi, the next obvious leader to meet is Vladimir Putin. North Korean officials have indicated in the past that they have the remains of as many as 200 US troops, the Pentagon said. They say North Korea did not seem to make any clear new promises in a joint written declaration.

"They're giving a commitment, they're starting it immediately, to recover their remains", Trump said. "North Korea has already finished developing (the) Baekdu Engine, so there would be no problem running ICBM missile programs even if they close down the Sohae site".

She noted that while much can be done regarding "confidence-building measures", South Korea - and South Korean businesses - remain bound by UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea.

"I hate to give Donald Trump any credit, but the fact is he was able to sit down with the man and possibly get the volume of that threat turned down significantly", said Susan Leo, 66, a retired minister from Santa Cruz, California, who supported Democrat Hillary Clinton for president.

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