-North Korea dialogue toward denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, an official of the presidential office said.
South Korea is to send its national security chief to Pyongyang on Monday to discuss how to resume dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea over its nuclear and weapons programme. "They said that 'we would like to talk.' And I said 'So would we, but you have to denuke, you have to denuke, '" Trump told attendees at the annual Gridiron Club dinner.
While the United States looks to cut off North Korea's income and force Pyongyang to play ball in regards to its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, the dictatorial country is reportedly using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to skirt economic barriers. USA officials dispute the claim but acknowledge that North Korea now possesses intercontinental ballistic missiles.
President Donald Trump responded by saying talks will happen only "under the right conditions".
By sending Mr. Chung and Mr. Suh to Pyongyang, Mr. Moon was reciprocating the visit by Mr. Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, who attended the Games' opening ceremony.
"I would not rule out direct talks with Kim Jong-un", Mr Trump said.
South Korea's presidential office has announced that it will send a delegation of senior officials to North Korea on Monday. It also insists that any talks with Washington will have to deal not only with its nuclear program, but also with what it calls hostile American policies, such as joint military exercises with the South, which it says drove it to seek a nuclear deterrent in the first place.
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The KCNA government agency reports that a foreign ministry spokesman said: "We will not beg for dialogue, nor will we avoid the military choice that the United States invokes".
"There had been no case at all where we sat with the USA on any precondition, and this will be the case in the future, too".
The younger Kim made a three-day visit to South Korea to attend the Winter Olympics last month.
Why do the U.S. and the worldwide community so vehemently oppose North Korea's wish to have nuclear weapons? On his return home, Pence revealed that the U.S.is ready to talk to the North Koreans whenever they are, indicating that the administration is considering talks without preconditions.
"Now we're talking. They, by the way, called up a couple of days ago, they said 'we would like to talk, '" Trump said.
For Kim, it is considered crucial he is seen by his people as strong and respected by both the South and the US, with the three nations negotiating as peers, analysts in Seoul said.