S.Korean President's envoys head to US

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington

An official privy to the conversations in Pyongyang told the South Korean outlet Yonhap that "Chairman Kim said that even denuclearization could be among the agenda items for talks between North Korea and the U.S".

After returning from the United States, Chung will visit China and Russian Federation, while Suh Hoon, the head of South Korea's intelligence agency, will head to Japan to brief officials.

Chung will visit China and Russian Federation after returning from the US, while Suh will head to Japan to brief officials.

He is expected to meet US National Security Advisor Herbert McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

'(North Korea) has never said what they mean by the guarantee of regime security, one former senior South Korean official said.

Any discussion of a United States troop withdrawal will be fraught, however, as both Seoul and Washington see them as a bulwark against North Korean provocations.

Despite the pressure from Trump playing a role in reportedly bringing North Korea to the table, two big questions remain: will North Korea actually do what it says and, if so, what will its demands be?

"We can not have things like the prevention of nuclear proliferation or a moratorium as a final goal", said Moon. In his first public comments since an apparent diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea, Shinzo Abe said that talking for the sake of talking was "meaningless".

"At the first inter-Korean summit in 2000, North Korea insisted on the release of pro-North Korean political prisoners from South Korea", said Fyodor Tertitskiy, an NK Pro analyst.

At the same time, negotiations are unlikely to stop North Korea from continuing to seek materials and help from outside the country for its weapons programs.

Little is known about the delegations' visit to the United States, including who they'll be meeting with and what they'll be telling their allies about the North Korea meeting.

According to the White House, some annual drills were postponed due to last month's Olympics and now the Paralympic Games, which are also being held in the South Korean alpine town of Pyeongchang until March 18.

The UN panel that is enforcing trade sanctions against North Korea has been hacked, according to a report from the Washington Post.

The double suspension "has created basic conditions for the improvement of inter-Korean relations", he said regarding the summit in April between leaders of the two Koreas. George W. Bush interrupted any hopes of progress when he included North Korea in his "axis of evil" along with Iran and Iraq.

"I would say Kim Jong-un has been underestimated", Mr Richardson said.

They said Kim also expressed a willingness to denuclearize, something he previously declared non-negotiable, if his country's security was guaranteed.

"In order for there to be meaningful talks with North Korea, it must commit to compete, verifiable and irreversible abandonment of its nuclear and missile programmes and take concrete steps toward denuclearisation", Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters on Wednesday.

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