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Inter-Korean summit schedule revealed

26 April, 2018, 09:37 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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The findings follow an announcement by President Kim Jong Un that North Korea would cease activity on its weapons testing programme.

A day before Kim Jong-un and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, meet just south of the border that has separated the two countries for 65 years, optimism is giving way to realism over what the two men can achieve. Russian Federation initially controlled the northern half of the Korean Peninsula after splitting it with the USA after World War II, but soon gave the reigns to Kim's grandfather, who founded the notoriously secretive state, built an ideological blend of socialism and self-reliance that lives on today.

But it angrily slammed the State Department report for "viciously slandering" the nation, accusing the U.S. of being a "hotbed" of rights abuses itself, beset by "cancer-like" gun violence and "all sorts of injustice, deprivation of rights".

"As opposed to the past (inter-Korean summits), the North's delegation includes military and diplomatic officials", Im said, adding this came as a surprise to Seoul.

The summit talks will begin at 10:30.

Reunions of families left divided by the conflict could also be discussed, and Moon has told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he would raise the emotive subject of Japanese citizens kidnapped by the North's agents.

Trump has said he could meet with Kim in late May or June, and said on Tuesday that Kim had been "very honorable" and that discussions ahead of a planned meeting between the two leaders were going well.

This mindset could make it hard for Moon, keen on creating a legacy-defining moment that will set up Kim's summit with President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, to resist whatever media controls the North demands.

But he insisted: "I want them to get rid of their nukes".

Mount Mantap may have "tired mountain syndrome", experts suggested, a phrase that was applied to Soviet nuclear test sites after their repeated use fundamentally altered the rock mass around them.

A separate study by Chinese seismologists also concluded that a cavity in the mountain collapsed after the nuclear blast a year ago. 38 North noted that although one part of the testing site did appear to be inactive - the North Portal - other parts still appeared to be functional. Speaking at the Vatican on Wednesday, the pontiff asked for prayers for the two Koreas, saying the inter-Korean summit was an opportunity to start dialogue.

Trump has occasionally slammed the North's dire rights record, prominently featuring a North Korean refugee in his State of the Union address.

"This summit will focus more on denuclearization and securing of permanent peace than anything else", Im said on Thursday.

But Im warned: "Reaching a deal on denuclearisation at a time when North Korea's nuclear and ICBM programmes have advanced greatly will be fundamentally different in nature from denuclearisation agreements reached in the 1990s and early 2000s".

U.N. Special Rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana said ignoring human rights in North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), would sow the seeds of more problems.


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