Images Show North Korea Dismantling Key Facilities at Satellite Launching Station

Jul 24, 2018, 03:00
Images Show North Korea Dismantling Key Facilities at Satellite Launching Station

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed in their April 27 summit to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War this year, replacing the armistice that halted the hostilities with a peace treaty for permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Pompeo made the remarks after he and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as with leaders from Japan, South Korea and the entire UN Security Council on Friday.

On Twitter, 38 North's founder, Joel Wit, said the images suggested that North Korea may be willing to "give up its space launch program".

Trump pushed back against that suggestion Monday, tweeting that he is "very happy" with the progress with North Korea, noting a lack of rocket launches and nuclear tests in recent months. President Trump has repeatedly, and publicly said his aides had good talks with North Korea and that Pyongyang promised to abandon its nuclear weapons.

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As per diplomats and negotiators, Pyongyang has cared little to honour follow-up meetings and maintain basic communications and sought more funds when it comes to the U.S. while they carried out their engagements perfectly well with the Chinese and South Koreans, the Post report said.

The U.S. and the global community have criticized South Korea for being too lax in enforcing sanctions against the North amid a sudden thaw.

King said the Singapore summit was a "major boost for Kim's legitimacy", at a time in North Korea when "questions about Kim's legitimacy.and how his family came to power" are quietly being raised among ordinary people. "Announcing the declaration of the end of war at an early date is the first process of defusing tension and establishing a lasting peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, and, at the same time, it constitutes a first factor in creating trust between the DPRK and the U.S". We're just going through the process.

Abe is also committed to resolving a bitter dispute over more than a dozen Japanese citizens who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s.

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A low point from the perspective of USA officials came during Pompeo's third visit to Pyongyang on July 6 when he pressed North Korean officials for details on their plans to return the remains of US soldiers killed during the Korean War, as they had agreed to do in Singapore. "There's no mistake about what the scope of denuclearization looks like", said Pompeo.

Meanwhile, continued negotiations between the United States and North Korea hinge on Washington's willingness to make a "bold move" and agree to a peace treaty with Pyongyang, according to an official with close knowledge of North Korea's position on the matter, reports CNN.

Meari, another propaganda website run by Pyongyang, urged Seoul to do "its part" to formally end the war.

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