Daily News – China, Japan and the United States ‘working together on North Korea’ | Trending News

2018-09-19T04:38:57+00:00 September 19th, 2018|


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China is on board with the u.s. South Korea and Japan regarding North Korean denuclearization the US State Department said on Tuesday despite US President Donald Trump’s recent accusation that China is holding back the process South Korea China and Japan all stressed the common objective of denuclearization in the path forward on achieving that objective Heather no word a State Department spokeswoman said at a press briefing about US Special Representative Steven B Gunn’s trip to Asia last week begun travelled to the three countries to discuss the final fully verified denuclearization of North Korea as agreed to by Chairman Kim now art said referring to kim janghoon on his trip special representative begun emphasized the importance of continued coordination on denuclearization pressure and also diplomacy the trip allowed special representative begun to build strong rapport with his counterparts now heard edit which will pave the way for strong cooperation on our mutual and truly the world’s objective of denuclearization she also said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would be chairman of a United Nations ministerial meeting on North Korea on September 27th during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York foreign minister Wang Yi will lead the Chinese delegation at the general debate session of the General Assembly which is scheduled to begin on September 25th foreign ministry spokesman Jen Wong said it was not immediately clear whether Wang and Pompeyo would meet in New York on Tuesday Trump drew a connection between what he characterized as his restraint in imposing further tariffs on Chinese imports and China’s efforts to denuclearize North Korea during a joint press conference with the visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda u.s. says envoy’s trip shows progress toward revival of North Korea talks we didn’t do anything with respect to China earlier because we wanted to have the benefit of China having to do with North Korea Trump said and they have been helpful I hope they’re still helpful there’s a question about that on Monday Trump moved ahead with a new round of tariffs on 200 billion dollars of Chinese goods the latest messages from the Trump administration came as Kim hosted South Korean president moon jaein in Pyongyang for their third inter-korean summit which continues through Thursday on Wednesday moon and Kim are expected to make a joint statement and announce a separate military pact designed to defuse tensions and prevent armed clashes Kim thanked moon for bringing about the historic Singapore meeting with Trump and Joon and said he expected for the progress at an inter-korean summit aimed at reviving stalled nuclear diplomacy thanks to that the political situation in the region has stabilized and I expect more advanced results Kim referring to the Singapore gathering told Kim at the start of their talks before the trip Trump had asked moon in a phone conversation to serve as chief negotiator between the u.s. and North Korea moon spokesman Kim Yu Akuma told a press briefing in early September if North Korea us dialog has restarted after this visit it would have much significance in itself moon said before leaving for Pyongyang Trump called off Pompeii hose planned trip to North Korea in late August Kim felt very close to moon during summit in Pyongyang meanwhile the official newspaper of the Central Committee of North Korea’s ruling Workers Party of Korea Rodong Sinmun said on Tuesday in an editorial that the responsibility falls squarely on the United States for the stalled nuclear talks it is due to its nonsensical irrational stubbornness that other issues can only be discussed after our country has completely verifiably irreversibly dismantled our nuclear capabilities without showing the intention to build trust including declaring the end of war the editorial said officials in Seoul said moon was hoping to engineer a proposal that combines a concrete framework for North Korea’s denuclearization and a joint declaration ending the 1952-53 Korean War which was halted with an armistice not a peace treaty technically leaving us-led United Nations forces including South Korea still at war with Pyongyang hover an end of war declaration if maid could call the continued existence of the US forces in South Korea and a question about 28,000 US troops are stationed in South Korea which is an ally under a mutual defense treaty that dates from the 1950s Trump had reportedly ordered the Pentagon to prepare options for drawing down American troops in South Korea weeks before his June meeting with Kim in Singapore the New York Times reported in early May citing several people briefed on the deliberations however after the Trump Kim summit US defense secretary James Madison South Korea of an ironclad commitment to its security including keeping US troop levels unaltered according to a Reuters report in late June mark Fitzpatrick who leads the non-proliferation and nuclear policy program at the International Institute for Strategic Studies said that a formal declaration ending of war did not mean US forces would leave or that the u.s. South Korea alliance would change my personal view it is a card the US could play an exchange person positive step by North Korea Fitzpatrick said the best quid pro quo would be a step toward denuclearization Fitzpatrick wrote in a blog post the US has already been pursuing an exchange with North Korea a declaration blamed the war in return for a North Korean declaration of its nuclear and missile holdings but the two sides cannot agree on sequencing Harry K Gianni’s director of Defense studies at the washington-based Center for the national interest said he believed North Korea would hand over a list of its nuclear weapons and missiles in exchange for a declaration ending the war casseon is emphasized however that there were two vital components first North Korea would not be required to provide details about the location of the missiles and warheads and second this declaration for declaration deal must be done simultaneously with Kim’s handing over of his nuclear weapons list so this way no side loses face he said additional reporting by Reuters