Moon, Trump in Lockstep before Engagements with N. Korea

Moon, Trump in Lockstep before Engagements with N. Korea

"We can't rule out the possibility of a contact between the North and the US" during Ri's visit, a Beijing source told South Korea's Yonhap agency.

"They will also address the security situation on the Korean peninsula, which is high on the (UN) Security Council agenda", a ministry statement said.

Tokyo's insistence on including discussion of the abductions by North Korean agents could cause friction between Japan, South Korea and the United States if Seoul or Washington were willing to cut a denuclearization deal with Pyongyang separate from any abduction pact. -North Korea interactions, but stressed it was up to the countries concerned to decide "which way we are going".

According to Swedish broadcaster SVT, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) will sit in on the meetings with Ri's delegation to analyze the North's intentions to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

But no specific time or venue has been set and North Korea has yet to confirm it even made the offer to meet.

"Both sides agreed that the announcement of a meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a historic opportunity and evidence that the global maximum pressure campaign is working and must remain in effect", she said, referring to economic and diplomatic sanctions on the North.

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Prime Minister Lofven said that Sweden will involve itself in the ties between Washington and Pyongyang only "if the main actors want Sweden to play a role", the BBC reported.

Kang and Sullivan "agreed that worldwide pressure on North Korea must be maintained until the regime takes credible, verifiable and concrete steps toward denuclearization", Nauert added.

"Sweden has somewhat of a relationship with North Korea", Trump said, during the press conference, which came two days ahead of him accepting an invitation by Kim Jong-un to a summit. "We've said that we can provide - we can be a channel or do whatever we can to see that the dialogue is smooth".

Sullivan and Kang are believed to have confirmed they will work closely in the run-up to the North-South Korea summit scheduled for late April.

"We agreed that the inter-Korean summit in April and the U.S". The villa is close to the embassies of South Korea and the United States.

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