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Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

SEOUL/WASHINGTON: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to “fill in” details on the North’s plans to dismantle its nuclear program and also to secure the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War. Pompeo landed in Pyongyang and met Kim Yong Chol, a senior North Korean official who played a central role with Pompeo in arranging last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, according to a pool report by reporters traveling…

US team in North Korea for talks on June summit

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare for a proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump pulled out of last week before reconsidering. Earlier, the U.S. State Department said U.S. and North Korean officials had met at Panmunjom, a village in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that runs along the heavily armed border between North and South Korea. “Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the…

US in ‘productive talks’ about reinstating North Korea summit in June

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump late on Friday said the United States was having “productive talks” about reinstating a June 12 summit with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang’s “open hostility.” “We are having very productive talks about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date,” Trump said in a Twitter post. South Korea’s…

North Korea still open to talks after summit canceled

SEOUL: North Korea responded on Friday with measured tones to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to call off a historic summit with leader Kim Jong Un  scheduled for next month, saying Pyongyang hoped for a “Trump formula” to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons program. On Thursday, Trump wrote a letter to Kim to announce his withdrawal from what would have been the first-ever meeting between a serving U.S. president and a North Korean leader in Singapore on June 12. “Sadly, based on the tremendous anger…

North Korean leader Kim visits China, meets Xi

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese city of Dalian this week and met President Xi Jinping, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. During his visit on Monday and Tuesday, Kim told Xi he hoped relevant parties would take “phased” and “synchronized” measures to realize denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula. Xi hosted a banquet and told Kim of his support for North Korea’s strategic shift towards economic development, Xinhua added. The visit, part of a flurry of…

Long seen as ruthless, North Korea’s Kim tries to fix image with jokes and hug

SEOUL: For years, he has been regarded by South Koreans as a ruthless bully, the face of a hostile neighbor intent on developing weapons of mass destruction whose subjects heeded his every whim. But during a 12-hour visit across the border Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to soften that image, at least somewhat, by presenting himself as a normal, even likeable fellow with candid, humble side and a quick wit. It was a rare glimpse into Kim, who has rarely left his country and is normally depicted in the…