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US President Donald Trump open to talks with North Korea

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Montrelle Montesinos | 14 Enero, 2018, 14:49

Moon reportedly thanked Trump for his "influential leadership in making the talks possible" and both leaders expressed support for Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea, which has seen heightened military threats and a chain of nuclear threats flying both ways across the Pacific.

Led by a delegation from the PyeongChang 2018 Organizing Committee and delegations from the NOCs of South Korea and North Korea and their respective presidents, Bach will chair the convening of the four-party meeting next week at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The presence of the denial in the South Korean readout of the call, and its absence in the US readout, points to the massively lopsided danger of the "bloody nose" strategy.

"I try to explain to the Americans - if we have to go into North Korea, it is not going to be like going into Iraq or Afghanistan". Both have agreed to an exchange of documents relevant to these topics in the near future.

President Donald Trump would not say whether he has talked with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, claiming that he "probably" has a good relationship with the rogue leader. Pence will stop in Alaska to review intercontinental ballistic missile defense systems and in Japan, stressing the U.S. commitment to stability in the region.

According to the White House, Moon briefed Trump on the outcome of the inter-Korean talks that took place on Tuesday for the first time in two years.

Yonhap cited Moon's chief press secretary, Yoon Young-chan, as saying Trump dismissed a recent report that he may be considering military action against the North. The White House statement did not mention that, nor Trump's assurance that military force would not happen while the two Koreas continue to talk.

With North Korea set to join next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul appears to be struggling with how to accommodate a large-scale delegation of North Korean officials and athletes without violating multi-layered sanctions against Pyongyang. All major communications had been shut down because of the tensions over the North's nuclear program. "The difference is I'm president, other people aren't".

Some warn that tensions could quickly flare again as the North still wants to expand its weapons arsenal.

Chun, who retired 18 months ago after serving in South Korea's military for almost 40 years, rose as high as deputy commander of the First South Korean Army, a position that also involved leading the country's special forces.

Experts are now predicting that North Korea is trying to display good-faith behavior surrounding the Olympics as a precursor to improved North-South relations and the easing of international sanctions.

North Korea also restored a military hotline on the western coast of the peninsula immediately following the talks.

Transporting the delegation by ship, for example, would violate unilateral sanctions adopted by South Korea that ban any ship that visited a port in the North from entering South Korea for one year. "You have to knock on the door to see if it will open".

The two teams marched behind the unification flag when they entered the stadiums together for the opening ceremonies of the 2000 and 2004 Olympics in Sydney and Athens, and the 2006 Winter Games in Turin. Throughout their history, North Korea has consistently boasted of their "independence" in the face of South Korea's 'dependence' on the United States.