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South Korean political delegation to be received in North Korea

South Korean political delegation to be received in North Korea

Pyongyang's latest message comes as Seoul prepares to send an envoy to the North to help open talks on easing the nuclear stand-off, the most recent development in the Olympic-driven detente between the two Koreas.

For its part, North Korea said it was not begging to talk with Washington and denounced upcoming US-South Korean joint-military exercises, warning that it would take counter measures against the United States if they went ahead.

Director Suh Hoon was selected as one the envoys. As the South Korean counterpart to Gen. H.R. McMaster, Mr. Trump's national security adviser, Mr. Chung has worked to coordinate American and South Korean approaches toward North Korea.

Ms. Kim also hand-delivered an invitation from Mr. Kim to Mr. Moon to visit the North for an inter-Korean summit meeting.

After the two-day visit to North Korea starting on Monday, the delegation will travel to the United States to brief officials there on their discussions in Pyongyang.

After the visit to North Korea the envoys will travel to the United States to brief officials, and Seoul said it would also coordinate closely with officials in Japan and China.

"The dialogue we desire is the one created to discuss and resolve the issues of mutual concern on an equal footing between states", an unnamed spokesman was quoted as saying by the state-run Korean Central News Agency.

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Yonhap reported Saturday that Han Tae-song said in a Geneva conference last Tuesday that the North's nuclear weapons are a means of protecting its sovereignty and national security against the "harsh hostile policy and nuclear threat of the U.S".

After returning from the North, Suh was involved in making secret contact with Pyongyang for summit talks in 2000 between then-President Kim Dae-jung and the North's Kim Jong-il.

The marked rapprochement saw the two Koreas march into the Games opening ceremony together behind a unification flag, and Moon share a historic handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong.

"Let's see what happens", Trump said of the coming talks, according to a pool report released by the White House. "There is a bipartisan desire to get infrastructure done, and we've started the work to do it", he said.

Pyongyang's weapons tests, which demonstrated rapid progress in the country's missile technology, alarmed the U.S. and prompted calls by some in Washington to launch pre-emptive attacks on the North.

The group will fly into the North this afternoon and stay for two days.


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