North Korea Prepared for Dialogue With US Under Certain Conditions
- Author: Rogelio Becker May 14, 2017,
May 14, 2017, 0:25
A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States said on Saturday (May 13) that Pyongyang would have dialogue with the US administration if conditions were right, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
A South Korean delegation led by a ruling lawmaker close to the country's newly elect president arrived in Beijing on Saturday for an global economic forum also expected to be attended by North Korean officials.
The U.S. and North Korea aren't now involved in any diplomacy.
Because of threats from North Korea and heightened tension around the world, the Express reports that the DefCon warning level is at number four right now, as analysts continue to keep watch on Kim Jong-un and North Korea and try to avert any situation which could lead to World War 3.
On Friday, its Central Prosecutor's Office said in a statement carried by the North's state KCNA news agency the masterminds included South Korean intelligence service chief Lee Byung-ho, two South Korean agents and a Chinese man. If needed, I will fly straight to Washington.
"For this, I will discuss a revision to the nuclear accord" with the United States, Moon had said in April prior to his election.
Choe was on her way back to Pyongyang when she spoke with reporters. But it's rare to hear such direct protests from North Korea to the U.S. Congress.
South Korea can't solve the North Korean nuclear crisis alone, nor is it likely to be the key player that initially brings Pyongyang to the negotiating table. And Pyongyang is buried much deeper than before in sanctions and worldwide isolation.
But while North Korea may welcome a controlled boost in economic ties and maybe a bilateral summit in its capital, its primary concern is always national security, or more precisely the assurance of regime survival.
Choe led a North Korean delegation that met a group of American experts, headed by Suzanne DiMaggio - director of the United States think tank New America - in Oslo, Norway, earlier this week, Yonhap news agency reported. Despite previous criticism of the system, South Korea's president has stated that North Korea must end their provocations before the THAAD issue can be resolved. -South Korea matters said Seoul has not received any official indication from Washington of a renegotiation.
Pyongyang is also deeply alarmed by Seoul's participation in annual exercises and training with the USA military to carry out precision "decapitation" strikes against Kim Jong Un and his lieutenants.
North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in recent times in defiance of United Nations and us sanctions and is also developing long-range missiles to deliver atomic weapons. "Whether they are willing to do that is unclear as of now".