U.S. envoy on North Korea visits border village amid stalemate
Dec 21, 2018, 00:20
North Korea will not give up its nuclear arms unless the "U.S. nuclear threat to Korea" is eliminated, North Korean state media said on Thursday.
The statement carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency also raises credibility problems for the liberal South Korean government, which has continuously claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is genuinely interested in negotiating away his nuclear weapons as Seoul tries to sustain a positive atmosphere for dialogue.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un committed to "work toward" complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when he met with Trump in Singapore in June.
Your guess is as good as mine, but by looking at how far we have come from the tense days of 2017, from "fire and fury" to President Trump declaring his "love" for Chairman Kim Jong Un just recently to now what appears to be an impasse, we know 2019 will keep all Korea watchers quite busy for sure.
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The Trump administration's special envoy for North Korea is heading to South Korea amid stalled progress in denuclearization efforts.
In Thursday remarks, which are attributed to an individual named Jong Hyon, North Korea is insisting the US remove "all elements of nuclear threats from the areas of both the north and the south of Korea and also from surrounding areas from where the Korean peninsula is targeted".
And as US President Donald Trump has made clear, the spokesman said, "Sanctions relief will follow denuclearization".
"The blunt statement could be an indicator that the North has no intentions to return to the negotiation table anytime soon", said Shin Beomchul, a senior analyst at Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
Meanwhile, North Korea has evaded sanctions through illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil and also expanded its missile facilities, according to recent news reports.
Since its entrance to the talks, North Korea has unilaterally dismantled its nuclear testing site and parts of its rocket engine test facility, and taken some conciliatory gestures, including the repatriation of three other American detainees ahead of the June summit. However, none of those moves were verified by outsiders, and most experts say they fall short as material steps toward denuclearization. "So if we lay down our nukes first, that is not denuclearization, but putting us at a state of being defenseless".
The criticism added new tension to a South Korea visit by the U.S.'s North Korea envoy, Stephen Biegun.
Amid a rapprochement between the U.S. and North Korea this year, in May North Korea released three American citizens who had been detained in the reclusive country.
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