Tillerson says plans for North Korea meeting 'in the very early stages'


The United States has yet to hear from North Korea after President Donald Trump accepted an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday. A location has not been decided for the North Korea-U.S. summit while Kim Jong Un and Moon will meet at the truce village of Panmunjom straddling the border between the two Koreas. "

"Kim pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests.


Last week, a South Korean delegation, led by its national security advisor, informed Trump that Kim Jon-un has invited him for a meeting.

North Korea could also be delaying its response to prepare the political battlespace by creating distance between the US and its allies and ensuring Pyongyang's long list of grievances is on the table before talks begin.

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On Friday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the meeting wouldn't take place "until we see concrete actions that match the words and the rhetoric of North Korea".

Mattis was among the advisers in the White House on Thursday when Trump chose to accept Kim's offer to meet.

Shah told ABC's This Week that the North Koreans "cannot engage in missile testing, they cannot engage in nuclear testing and they can't publicly object to the US-South Korea planned military exercises".

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Still, Tillerson provided a few more specifics to reporters on the flight back from Nigeria. Is it the removal of American troops from South Korea? The decision drew both support from countries seeking to defuse tensions between North Korea and the US, and warnings that Kim could be seeking more time to develop his weapons and reduce pressure from worldwide sanctions.

"At the same time, all sides must exercise patience and be attentive, and show political wisdom, to appropriately face and dispel any problems and interference to resuming the talks process", state media cited Xi as saying.

Baik said the two Koreas have yet to start working-level consultations on the April summit. They were postponed during the recent Winter Olympics in South Korea which provided an impetus for the current diplomatic push on the divided Korean Peninsula.

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The North's official news agency has been lauding efforts between the North and South to thaw relations, but state media has continued to warn the United States and Japan against war-mongering. It has continued to warn the United States and Japan against war-mongering, but its rhetoric has been tame compared with threats exchanged at the height of tensions previous year.