Kim: US must stop 'current way of calculation' to continue talks

Kim: US must stop 'current way of calculation' to continue talks

As Pyongyang waits for the USA to change its stance, it will "keep increasing the defense capabilities", the North Korean leader stressed.

As the new president of the Supreme People's Assembly, Choe is technically head of state, although real power in North Korea is wielded by Kim and his immediate family.

Moon said it's important to maintain the "momentum of dialogue" and express a positive outlook to the global community that a "third U.S".

US President Donald Trump yesterday backed a possible third summit with North Korea, after Kim Jong-un said he would be willing to meet his American counterpart if Washington comes to the table with the "right attitude".

"Our government will do what we can in order to maintain the current momentum for dialog and help negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea resume at an early date", Mr Moon's office said in a text message. In their first summit last June in Singapore, Trump and Kim issued a vague statement calling for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when or how it would occur.

During a meeting at the White House with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday, Mr Trump said now isn't the right time for inter-Korean projects including reopening a joint industrial park kept shuttered by sanctions.

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un smile during a meeting at the second US-North Korea summit at the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi February 28, 2019.

Mr Kim blamed the collapse of his summit with Mr Trump in February on what he described as unilateral demands by the United States, which he said raised questions over whether Washington had genuine willingness to improve relations. Moon and Trump had also met in Washington on Thursday, where both made conciliatory statements toward North Korea. -North Korea nuclear talks. Kim held three summits past year with Moon, who lobbied hard to revive the nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea.

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"He recognizes the benefits of continuing diplomatic action, especially for potential sanctions relief, but wants to put the burden of the action on the United States", Oba says.

In an expected move, KCNA also reported that Kim Jong Un has been re-elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission.

The DPRK leader also accused Washington of "openly forcing the South Korean authorities to "control speed" and moving in every way to subordinate the implementation of the north-south agreement to its policy of sanctions and pressure on the DPRK".

"What is clear is that if the US persists in its present political calculation method, the prospect of settling the issues will be gloomy and very unsafe", Kim said. But Trump said he is still looking for a wide-ranging agreement under which North Korea commits to completely dismantling its nuclear weapons.

The weekslong saga following the Hanoi summit was marked by tensions, wild speculation and negative projections, as Pyongyang has restored a key long-range rocket launch site and continued running its uranium enrichment facility at the mainstay Yongbyon nuclear complex alongside its threat to suspend dialogue with Washington.

Kim Yong Nam, who was born in 1928, has been one of the longest serving senior officials, having had held the position since 1998, according to data by South Korea's Unification Ministry.

Trump told Moon: "we're talking about the big deal".

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