Trump Welcomes South Korea's Moon to the White House

Trump Welcomes South Korea's Moon to the White House

Trump Welcomes South Korea's Moon to the White House

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SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country needs to deliver a "serious blow" to those imposing sanctions through a self-reliant economy, North Korean state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Thursday.

Sen. Dan Sullivan said North Korea and other nations, including Russian Federation and China, have for decades sought to split the United States and South Korea, and that in the current situation South Korea should not be seen as serving as a mediator to U.S.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has struck a defiant note over his failed summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi and insisted Pyongyang would overcome the effect of sanctions, state media reported Thursday. "North Korea summit to the global community, that this will be held in the near future", Moon said.

Moon said he believed Trump's diplomacy has led to a reduction in military tension and he believes the issues can be resolved through dialogue.

Meanwhile, Choe Son-hui, the country's vice foreign minister, was named a key member of the ruling party during the plenary session Wednesday, despite the fact that the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi, in which she played a leading role, ended with no joint agreement.

-North Korea talks as soon as possible after a second summit between Trump and Kim collapsed in Hanoi on February 28.

"At the right time would I have great support".

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

He has stressed the need to offer North Korea concessions to encourage negotiations, but Washington appears to have hardened its position against a phased approach sought by Pyongyang in which gradual steps would be rewarded with relief from punishing sanctions.

"There are various smaller deals that maybe could happen, things could happen". But at this moment, we're talking about the big deal.

Analysists say the emphasis on self-reliance is an attempt to show the United States that the North is capable of finding a way to overcome poverty without support or sanctions relief.

"North Korea made a fatal mistake in Hanoi to reveal that its achilles' heel is sanctions", Hong Min, director of the North Korea research office at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), told Al Jazeera.

At a similar plenary session past year, Kim formally announced a "new strategic line" that focused on economic progress and improving North Koreans' lives, rather than the previous two-pronged approach of economic and nuclear weapons development.

"Basically, they wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do that", Trump told reporters after canceling all scheduled events with Kim on February 28. Analysts say a fourth Kim-Moon meeting could help toward another meeting between Kim and Trump. "You maintain sanctions, you're a hostile force; if you ease sanctions, you're not".

According to the KCNA report, Kim mentioned the phrases "self-reliance" or "self-supporting" economy almost 20 times, apparently to highlight last year's meeting, at which he announced that his country no longer needed to test nuclear weapons or longer-range missiles and was shifting its primary focus to its tattered economy.

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