South Korea seeks support from Russian Federation and China in North Korean negotiations


The talks - if they go ahead - would be unprecedented.

Chung said South Korean government officials "believe that various advances toward achieving the goal of peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula were made with active support and contribution from President Xi Jinping and the Chinese government". So why talks now?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States has "not heard anything directly back from North Korea" since President Donald Trump accepted leader Kim Jong Un's invitation for a meeting. The director had just returned from a meeting in Pyongyang with Kim.

The "greatest risk", she said, is "that the President and his team give this an effort, but because they don't get every single thing that they want that they say it's hopeless, and really create the prerequisite for war". Trump then agreed to meet Kim by the end of May, he said. Since North Korea refrained from conducting nuclear or ballistic missile tests during the Olympics and the US and South Korea had postponed their joint military exercises, Wang claimed that China's "dual freeze" proposal had proved to be the "right prescription for the problem and created basic conditions for the improvement of inter-Korean relations".

Moon and Kim have, for their own reasons, snookered the credulous US president into a high-profile summit likely to end in disaster, one way or another. Kim no doubt noticed when the USA and its allies took out Libya's Muammar Gaddafi after he got rid of his nuclear weapons. North Korea has continued to work on weapons development and, since Trump took office, has significantly increased its pace of testing.

Experts suggest North Korea could offer to stop developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).

If the U.S. sends special envoys to North Korea, they are the likely candidates, he added.

"We fully expect that it (the meeting) will (take place)".

No. There is no date and no location as yet.

The U.S. and South Korea hold military maneuvers every year. Suggestions include the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas or a ship in global waters.

As far as is publicly known, Kim has not left North Korea since he came to power in 2011, meaning any trip outside the country might be problematic.

The drills are expected to be held in April, but no official announcement has been made about when they will take place.

The South Korean leader might offer to reopen the Kaesong industrial center, which was closed after a North Korean nuclear test in 2016.

Critics of the Iran deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), say that the 2015 agreement provides Tehran with a path toward a nuclear weapons capacity and shows that Washington is willing to bend over backwards in negotiations when faced with nuclear blackmail. Trump is never in that game, and I think Kim knows it.