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Moon seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States. Moon —whose own parents fled the North during the 1950-53 Korean War —flies north on Tuesday for a three-day trip, following in the footsteps of his predecessors Kim Dae-jung in 2000 and mentor Roh Moo-hyun in 2007. No details of the programme have been announced but Pyongyang is likely to pull out all the stops to…

North Korea slams ‘gangster-like’ US demands after satisfied Pompeo leaves

SEOUL/TOKYO: North Korea accused the United States on Saturday of making “gangster-like” demands in talks over its nuclear program, contradicting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hours after he left saying the old enemies had made progress on key issues. During a day and a half of talks in Pyongyang, Pompeo had sought to hammer out details on how to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear programs, including a timeline. As he departed, he said he had made progress on “almost all of the central issues,” although work remained to…

South Korea’s Moon meets Pompeo, says world has escaped nuclear weapons threat

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-In said on Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s upbeat assessment of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump and Kim issued a joint statement after their historic meeting that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”, an end to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises and gave U.S. guarantees of security to North Korea.…