Unification Minister Vows All Efforts for Successful Inter-Korean Talks

The US and South Korea just took a huge step towards peace with North Korea

Trump, answering questions from reporters at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, expressed a willingness to talk to Kim but not without preconditions.

The two sides will meet face-to-face for talks on Tuesday at the Panmunjom truce village to sort out North Korea's participation in the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

It came hours after South Korea and the United States agreed to halt joint military exercises during the Winter Olympics and Paralympics, marking another positive indication that North Korea will take part at the Games.

The reports on Olympic participation also come after South Korea and the USA announced they would postpone joint military exercises that rile North Korea. "And at the appropriate time, we'll get involved".

2017 witnessed US President Donald Trump slamming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as the Asian nation continued to conduct several of its missile tests, teasing world peace and tranquillity and often threatening to trigger a war.

"I would love to see them take it beyond the Olympics", he said.

South Korea have been strongly supportive of North Korean involvement in the Games, which they hope could lead to a reduction in tensions and potential diplomatic talks.

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The message comes a day after South Korea suggested Unification Minister Cho Myoung-Gyon would lead its delegation for the upcoming talks.

Pompeo said USA intelligence had provided an understanding of North Korea's capabilities and intent, and got the pace of the nuclear program "mostly right".

"For the South, denuclearization is important, and for the North negotiation with the U.S.is important", Yang said.

South Korea and the United States chose to postpone their annual military exercise Key Resolve and Foul Eagle until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, which are to be held from February 9-25 and from March 9-18, respectively.

The offer came a day after Kim Jong-un said in his New Year's address that he was willing to send a delegation to the Olympics.

While Trump called the talks a "good thing" in a tweet on Thursday, his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, struck a much more cautious tone earlier in the week. "What we're trying to do is make sure we don't repeat what's happened the last 25 years", she said. But North Korea did not confirm by an October deadline whether its pairs skaters Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik would compete in Pyeongchang, and their place went to Japan.

The talks between North Korea and South Korea are expected to cover the Winter Olympics, to be held in South Korea next month, and inter-Korean relations.

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