The leaders of North and South Korea have met for a second time to discuss implementing the peace commitments made at their first talks last month, and the possibility of putting a North Korea-US summit back on track, the presidency in Seoul said.
One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all - and would "likely" happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12.
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Comments in North Korea's state media indicate Kim sees any meeting with Trump as an arms control negotiation between nuclear states, rather than a process to surrender his nukes.
When asked about China's reaction to Trump's cancellation of the summit, Elms says, "the Chinese are probably ok with the summit being cancelled because. the Chinese were not the cause of the cancellation".
"When that will take place is a little unclear. but there are some real challenges in getting that done, and the more the United States side, in particular, talked about the Libya example, the harder it is to get North Korean elites to go along with the strategy".
Reporters were not notified of the summit beforehand and it was only attended by the two Koreas' incumbent and former spymasters: South Korea's National Intelligence Service Director Suh-hoon and Kim Young-chul, former chief of the North's Reconnaissance General Bureau.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited North Korea for preliminary talks with Mr Kim and plans for the historic summit were announced.
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"You could look at this as trash talking in anticipation of the big game, " said Christopher Hill, the lead USA negotiator with North Korea in the George W. Bush administration.
USA officials argue that the administration has already won a great deal from North Korea, including a moratorium on missile testing and the release of three American prisoners, without giving up anything in return.
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Their two-hour talks at the Panmunjom border village came a month after they held the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade at the same venue on April 27 and declared they would work toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War. He urged Washington and Pyongyang to resolve their differences through "more direct and closer dialogue between their leaders".
North Korea's First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan called Trump's decision "unexpected" and "regrettable" but sounded a conciliatory tone, saying officials were willing "to sit face-to-face at any time". It fanned fears in South Korea that the country may lose its voice between a rival intent on driving a wedge between Washington and Seoul and an American president who thinks less of the traditional alliance with Seoul than his predecessors.
In April, North Korea's Kim Jong-un and South Korea's Moon Jae-in held a historic summit agreeing to take measures to support global efforts aimed at denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and proceed with reunion programs for the countries.
"Today's summit is aimed at resolving the misunderstanding caused by communication glitches between Washington and Pyongyang and lay the groundwork for the US-North Korea summit", he told AFP.
Notably, the statement did not appear in Saturday's edition of Rodong Sinmun, the official mouthpiece of the North's ruling party that's widely read by North Koreans.