Two Koreas hold talks on planned August 15 family reunion

23 June, 2018, 01:28 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Two Koreas hold talks on planned August 15 family reunion

It was not immediately clear which North Korean test sites Trump was referring to and USA officials familiar with current intelligence on North Korea's nuclear and missile test sites said there was no evidence of new moves to dismantle any sites since Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12. They're destroying their engine site.

At the Cabinet meeting, Trump also referenced other concessions North Korea has supposedly made: "They've already blown up one of their big test sites".

Souvenir shops that once stocked items criticising the United States aimed at North Korea tourists near the demilitarised zone (DMZ) on the Korean border, as well as in the capital Pyongyang, have removed the often violent and negative stock.

The last reunions were held in October 2015. The ban on transfer of any USA assets by North Korea's leaders or its ruling party has been extended or expanded several times by both President Barack Obama and Trump himself, in response to North Korean missile tests and other actions.

He hailed contacts between the two Koreas and the U.S.

Trump, who has been leading an global drive to press North Korea to abandon development of nuclear missiles capable of reaching the United States, told reporters after the June 12 summit that Kim had pledged to dismantle one of his missile installations. "Maybe you don't", he said.

The action was pro forma, but notable for the stern tone and list of accusations against North Korea just 10 days after the warm meeting between Trump and Kim.

Trump later suspended military exercises with South Korea as the U.S. and the North negotiate the president's demand for "complete denuclearization".


Trump and Kim also agreed on the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The pivot to economic reform was championed by leader Kim Jong Un in the DPRK's May 2016 congress and has seen posters promoting North Korea's missile and nuclear capabilities replaced with ones advocating for increased industrial production.

"Meanwhile, sanctions will remain in place until we are assured that complete denuclearization has been achieved", she said.

Two hundred family members separated by the decades-long Korean War will take part in emotional reunions next month, South Korea said Friday - the latest breakthrough in North Korea's diplomatic thaw.

TRUMP: "We got back our great fallen heroes, the remains sent back today, already 200 have been sent back." - remarks Wednesday at rally in Duluth, Minnesota.

North Korea conducted satellite launches into space from Sohae in 2012 and 2016, drawing global condemnation as the rocket technology used could be adapted for use with ballistic missiles.

Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have said that all US sanctions will remain in force for now.

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