Rep. Davis worries North Korea won't give up nuclear weapons

Yolanda Curtis
March 13, 2018

The officials' comments followed the surprise announcement last week that President Donald Trump has agreed to meet the North's Kim Jong Un by May.

The report of the coming May meeting was announced in Seoul, South Korea, with television images of President Trump and Kim Jong Un in similar poses waving to crowds.

He then took a moment to acknowledge the possibility of Trump pulling this meeting off.

Dutch Ambassador Karel van Oosterom, who chairs the council's North Korea sanctions committee, told reporters "we have to continue implementing the sanctions as they stand".

President Trump's reaction was a threat of "fire and fury like the world has never known".

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"Our president, Moon Jae In, and the government believe that various advances toward achieving the goal of peace and denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula were made with active support and contribution from President Xi Jinping and the Chinese government", he said. From that perspective, China must be feeling both relief and trepidation over the rapid developments in inter-Korean and U.S. He noted in a tweet that North Korea has refrained from such tests since November and said Kim "has promised not to do so through our meetings".

Mattis wouldn't talk at all about the diplomatic push over North Korea's nuclear program. So they are engaged in a complicated process of both trying to blackmail the West, and blackmail South Korea and most importantly trying to blackmail China, keep adversaries at bay and continue to be able to attract the kind of support they need to continue to exist."In this view, North Korea observes the long history of USA -orchestrated regime change in non-nuclear states".

"Talk is certainly better than war", she said.

"There are lots of choices that are going to have to be made, and if the President feels that they all have to go the way that the United States wants them to go, we probably won't get to an agreement - and we probably will find ourselves at war". The South Koreans who met with Kim said he accepts that the next round of joint exercises will go ahead.

North Korea's state media have lauded the thaw in relations with South Korea.

"If North Korea and the US, who are the directly involved parties of the truce agreement, hold the summit at Panmunjom, it would hold the significant meaning of turning a symbol of division into one of peace", the Blue House official said.

A North Korean nuclear plant is seen before demolishing a cooling tower (R) in Yongbyon, in this photo taken June 27, 2008 and released by Kyodo. "I don't think it's that unusual" that we haven't heard from the North Koreans yet.

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