North Korea promises no nuclear weapons use against South, hold talks with US

North Korea agrees to possible moratorium on nukes

North Korea agrees to impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if it holds talks with U.S.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to not use nuclear or conventional weapons against South Korea and expressed willingness to hold talks with the United States on denuclearization, Seoul said on Tuesday after a rare two-day visit to Pyongyang.

The Hermit Kingdom added that it’s willing to give up its nuclear weapons if military threats against North Korea subsides, South Korea’s presidential national security director Chung Eui-yong said in comments hours after leaving Pyongyang.

"The North side clearly affirmed its commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and said it would have no reason to possess nuclear weapons should the safety of its regime be guaranteed and military threats against North Korea removed," Chung said in a statement, according to Yonhap News Agency.

WHAT KIM JONG UN’S SISTER REALLY MEANS WHEN CALLING FOR NORTH AND SOUTH ‘UNIFICATION’

"[North Korea] made it clear that while dialogue is continuing, it will not attempt any strategic provocations, such as nuclear and ballistic missile tests."

- Chung Eui-yong, national security director of South Korea

Chung, who led a 10-member South Korean delegation to Pyongyang for the two-day visit, said the North is ready to have “heart-to-heart” talks with the U.S. about the regime’s potential denuclearization and normalization between the countries.

“It made it clear that while dialogue is continuing, it will not attempt any strategic provocations, such as nuclear and ballistic missile tests,” the statement continued.

 North and South Korea agreed to hold summit talks in April at the border. The leaders will establish a “hotline” communication channel to lower military tensions, Chung added.

The comments mark a major change in tone after months of bombastic threats by the rogue regime to keep developing its nuclear and missile program. Last month’s Pyeongchang Olympics sparked the first talks between the two Koreas that followed a flurry of cooperative steps taken to ease tensions during the Winter Games.

North Korea sent a delegation of athletes, cheerleaders, art troupe and officials to Pyeongchang for the Olympics. Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, labeled by the South’s media as “Kim Jong Un’s Ivanka,” attended the opening ceremony and met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over a three-day visit. At one point, she even wrote of her “wishes” for closer ties in a guest book at South Korea’s presidential office.

"I expect Pyongyang and Seoul to get closer in the hearts of our [Korean] people and the future of unification and prosperity will be advanced," Kim wrote in Korean in the guest book, according to Yonhap News Agency.

KIM JONG UN'S HARD CURRENCY EXPECTED TO RUN DRY BY OCTOBER, SOUTH KOREAN LAWMAKER SAYS

But the “future of unification” phrase means something far more sinister for the Kim family and his regime. North Korea has touted unification as a “final victory” to the Korean War that ended in an armistice in 1953. In Pyongyang’s view, "unification" means Kim’s brutal dictatorship would overcome the South’s government.

There have been two summits, one in 2000 and another in 2007, held between Kim's late father, Kim Jong Il, and two liberal South Korean presidents. They resulted in a series of cooperative projects between the Koreas that were scuttled during subsequent conservative administrations in South Korea.

Kim’s apparent olive branch to South Korea and the U.S. comes after months of mounting sanctions against the volatile regime. Kang Seok-ho, of the Liberty Korea Party, previously said the despot is scrambling to keep his regime afloat best the international sanctions was crippling his economy.

"I received an analysis that, if international sanctions against the North continue like this, all of North Korea's foreign currency earnings and overseas assets will be frozen, and its dollar [reserves] will dry up around October," Kang said. "At a time like this, our government should further strengthen cooperation with the international community on sanctions against the North."

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also said in mid-January there was “a lot of evidence that these sanctions are starting to hurt” North Korea.

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It appears Trump got this under control, "the art of the deal".

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2...d-talks-with-us.html

NRA or 2nd Amendment never killed anyone.

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RiverDance posted:
It does go without saying trust but verify and believe it when
you see it. But dealing with Trump is different than the last
four clowns.

You may be right, I certainly hope so...the last 4 clown's negotiations were laughing stocks in N.Korean eyes... Especially way back to when we gave them all the Heating Oil they ever needed. (N.K.- Look we get more Free Stuff) 

The Hermit Kingdom added that it’s willing to give up its nuclear weapons if military threats against North Korea subsides, South Korea’s presidential national security director Chung Eui-yong said in comments hours after leaving Pyongyang.

 

How does trump deserve credit for this?

US has never threatened the Nork regime.  Interesting that they are willing to give up their nukes. That's a big money maker for them as are their missiles.  The Persians have a permanent mission in North Korea.  I liked Trump's joke about the Norks fearing a mad man -- him. Maybe the useful idiots among the Democrats have some use, after all. 

direstraits posted:

US has never threatened the Nork regime.  Interesting that they are willing to give up their nukes. That's a big money maker for them as are their missiles.  The Persians have a permanent mission in North Korea.  I liked Trump's joke about the Norks fearing a mad man -- him. Maybe the useful idiots among the Democrats have some use, after all. 

Fire and fury.... You're talking out of both sides of your mouth.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/...trike-on-north-korea

https://www.politico.com/story...a-op-ed-trump-380153

https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10...rth-korea/index.html

Naio posted:
direstraits posted:

US has never threatened the Nork regime.  Interesting that they are willing to give up their nukes. That's a big money maker for them as are their missiles.  The Persians have a permanent mission in North Korea.  I liked Trump's joke about the Norks fearing a mad man -- him. Maybe the useful idiots among the Democrats have some use, after all. 

Fire and fury.... You're talking out of both sides of your mouth.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/...trike-on-north-korea

https://www.politico.com/story...a-op-ed-trump-380153

https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10...rth-korea/index.html

Trump was briefed on different war operation plans -- big yawn.  First strike is always included as an option. 

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