South Korea urges North to follow up on Panmunjom Declaration

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left and South Korean President Moon Jae-in raising their hands after signing a joint statement at the border village of Panmunjom April 27 2018

Trump's new national security adviser, John Bolton, known for his hard-line stance against North Korea, is pushing for Libya's model, asserting that North Korea should unilaterally abandon all its nuclear weapons.

"All the confrontation rackets kicked up by them have had something in common with the nature of the conservative regime which had been engaged in inciting hostility and division in the past", said the North Korean official in charge of several rounds of inter-Korean talks at Panmunjom. "For example, the deadline for completing disarmament or specific language about steps North Korea has to take to achieve disarmament", he said.

What does Kim Jong Un want?

"It is true that there are differences of opinion between the North and the United States on methods to accomplish denuclearisation", Kang told lawmakers, according to Yonhap News Agency.

"But I will say this, we are continuing to negotiate in terms of location, the location where to meet, how to meet, rooms, everything else, and they've been negotiating like nothing happened. So he perceives himself to be in a position of strength". "So I see him testing the waters and pushing the United States".

The North has argued it needs its nuclear weapons to preserve its security with 28,500 American troops stationed in the South. Ministry spokesman Lee Jin-woo said B-52s had never been part of plans for this year's drills, focused on pilot training, denying media speculation that Washington and Seoul withdrew the bombers in reaction to North Korea's allegation.

So, as things stand now, North Korea is playing hard to get.

"When you're openly disagreeing with your national security adviser on the objectives of a major negotiation, that's going to confuse our friends and allies and maybe embolden the North Koreans", said Michael Green, who served as senior Asia director at the National Security Council in the Bush administration. The North Koreans make adjustments to accommodate.

Nuclear Deal: US can also withdraw from other agreements
He said that he would work to protect European businesses from being hit by USA measures if they continue to trade with Iran. Several Iranian officials told Reuters that as long as Iran could sell its oil and get its money, the deal remained alive.

On Thursday, North Korea vowed to boycott the talks with South Korea unless Seoul stops joint military exercises with the U.S.

We don't have a lot of details on what the U.S.is willing to offer to get North Korea to make a deal.

Trump first downplayed the effect of North Korea's reactions on the planned June 21 summit.

President Donald Trump is trying to address North Korea's concerns ahead of his potential summit with Kim Jong Un.

"Seeing the announced statements and responses from North Korea and the United States, we see the two parties as having a honest and serious attitude (to stand in each other's shoes)", the official said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un committed to peace and denuclearization during the first inter-Korean summit in over a decade last month, having shifted from a policy of rogue nuclear weapons development to dialogue after years of intensifying sanctions.

Both Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have said the USA wants North Korea's "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization".

"Wow, word seems to be coming out that the Obama FBI "SPIED ON THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WITH AN EMBEDDED INFORMANT.' Andrew McCarthy says, 'There's probably no doubt that they had at least one confidential informant in the campaign", Mr Trump tweeted, referring to a former federal prosecutor who made the claims on morning chatshow Fox and Friends.

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