Incremental N.Korean denuclearisation will be unacceptable - S.Korea official

Arturo Kim
May 15, 2018

A North Korean mouthpiece in Japan on Monday demanded the return of a group of North Korean women who defected from a restaurant in China in 2016.

The meeting comes ahead of the June 12 summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.

The Chinese city of Dandong, which lies on the border with North Korea, is tightening regulation of its property market after speculators pushed up home prices as they bet on Pyongyang's pledge to rebuild its economy.

North Korean state media reported over the weekend that the country had scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear bomb site for later in May.

"After Pence left, Andrew Kim met with Maeng Kyong Il, the senior official of [North Korea's] United Front Department", News 1's source said.

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White House national security adviser John Bolton said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that North Korea's future could be "unbelievably strong" if it follows through on its commitment to denuclearize.

North Korea last week released three Americans detainees following a visit from Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoObama, not Trump, shattered USA credibility over Iran Matt Schlapp: Kelly Sadler is "a little bit of a victim here" on McCain comment Torture expert scolds MMA fighter who livestreamed waterboarding to back Haspel MORE.

Pompeo spoke about what it was like to meet Kim, whom few Americans have interacted with personally.

In return, the USA would aid the North Korean economy by lifting sanctions and allowing private capital to flow into the country.

Non-local residents will not be allowed to re-sell newly built homes within two years of purchase, according to the guidelines issued on Dandong government's Wechat account.

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