Donald Trump hails China for cutting trade with North Korea

Danny Woods
January 14, 2018

The South's Unification Ministry said it suggested holding the meeting Monday at the border village of Panmunjom with a delegation of three South Korean officials.

North Korea said it will notify South Korea of its proposed schedules for working-level dialogues about other issues such as the dispatch of athletes and cheering squads.

This comes after South Korea and North Korea formally met for the first time in more than two years last week to discuss Pyongyang's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in the South.

"Just yesterday my president said President Trump deserves "huge credit" for bringing North Korea to the table".

"It appears that the North wants to discuss various practical matters related to an art troupe's visit as a priority", it said, adding that the government would respond after reviewing the North's proposal.

Moranbong play instruments as well as sing and are fronted by Hyon Song-wol, one of Kim's exes.

Furthermore, 72.2 percent say they are against the idea of forming a unified sport team, and 70 percent say the annual joint South Korea-US military exercises, to which North Korea always reacts angrily, should be resumed.

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Two presumed North Korean bodies were discovered in the South in two separate cases late previous year, but the North ignored the South's notification of the incidents.

Since the 1988 Games, North Korea has participated in every Summer Olympics.

The Olympics torch arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a four-day relay throughout the capital city.

South Korean freestyle figure skater Park Hee Jin raised the flame high before a crowd of hundreds who were gathered in the capital's Sangam district in a ceremony.

South Korea said Trump had also said in a phone call with its President Moon Jae-in that there would be no military action while North-South talks were going on and that a Wall Street Journal article saying he was contemplating a military strike against North Korea was "completely wrong".

"Inter-Korea talks and war drill can never be compatible", said Uriminzokkiri in its commentary.

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