Paws for peace: North Korea's Kim sends two dogs across DMZ

30 September, 2018, 18:27 | Author: Emmett Rice
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The foreign minister told the UNGA that USA attempts to coerce North Korea into denuclearization will not work and that corresponding steps must be taken by both sides in order to advance progress between the two countries.

Ri Yong Ho told the world body's annual General Assembly that North Korea had taken "significant goodwill measures" in the past year, such as stopping nuclear and missiles tests, dismantling the nuclear test site, and pledging not to proliferate nuclear weapons and nuclear technology.

"Am I allowed to say that?"

The pair met in-person for the first time in June for a historical Singapore summit which sought to officially commit Pyongyang to denuclearise the Korean peninsula.

WASHINGTON, United States - US President Donald Trump said he and North Korea's Kim Jong Un have fallen "in love" - their bromance fuelled by "beautiful letters" he received from the leader of the nuclear-armed state.

The two will live with South Korea's First Dog, Tori, who became the first shelter dog to take up residence at the South Korean presidential compound.

North Korea's foreign minister has warned that there is "no way" his country will disarm while the U.S. continues to enforce sanctions.

Instead, he noted, the U.S. is continuing sanctions aimed at keeping up pressure.

Mr Ri made no mention of plans for a second summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump that the USA leader highlighted at the United Nations earlier in the week.

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The diplomat's comments come as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to be on the verge of restarting deadlocked nuclear diplomacy more than three months after the summit.

"I was really being tough and so was he", he continued, referring to the harsh words the two leaders exchanged before their make-up.

Mr Trump said at the Saturday night rally in West Virginia: "He wrote me attractive letters and they're great letters.

So unpresidential, '" Mr Trump told the rally. Trump said in a mock "news anchor" voice. This past Tuesday, Trump thanked Kim for his "courage" at the UN General Assembly.

Pyongyang has repeatedly appealed for United Nations and USA sanctions to be lifted and has support from Russian Federation and China.

Last year, the Security Council unanimously adopted multiple sanctions resolutions in response to North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile tests to choke off sources of revenue for the regime.

On Saturday, the same day as Trump's rally, North Korea painted a less chummy picture of the relationship between the two countries.

The Trump administration is preparing for a second summit with Mr Kim to talk about denuclearisation.

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