NK broadcasts encrypted numbers even after S. Korea's election

Special envoys to Russia, Japan and the United States will reportedly be the ruling party members Song Young-gil and Moon Hee-sang as well as the former head of a local cable TV channel JTBC, Hong Seok-hyun, respectively. Nor is it clear whether Mr. Trump would support a renewal of the failed "six-party talks" approach that saw China, the U.S., North and South Korea, Japan and Russian Federation, negotiate for years with Mr. Kim's father, former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il - negotiations that were ultimately derailed by Pyongyang's missile tests and nuclear pursuits in defiance of United Nations resolutions.

Moon responded that he would strive to find an appropriate solution.

In his inaugural address Wednesday, South Korea's president said he would consider visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions.

According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, however, Moon used stronger rhetoric in describing public opinion in his country.

Chinese leader Xi Jinping and new South Korean president Moon Jae-In agreed Thursday that denuclearising North Korea was a "common goal" between them, Mr Moon's office said. During their conversation, both agreed to pursue the goal of denuclearization of Korean peninsula.

In his conversation with Abe, Moon pointed out that most South Koreans don't accept an agreement Japan made with the Park administration in December 2015 to compensate women who were forced to work in military brothels during World War II.

North Korea's UN Mission said the organisers infiltrated "the terrorist" into the country with several pieces of satellite communications equipment so he could be updated "with the operational code of terrorism against the supreme leadership, various terrorist methods of using biochemical substances, ways of bribing and hiring the one who would actually carry out the terrorist act and ways of entering the venue of the event".

South Korea's new president launched global efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease China's anger about a US anti-missile system. A few days before Moon's election, the Chinese ambassador to the U.S.

Moon's North Korea policy will likely include greater emphasis on engagement as already pointed out elsewhere with varying degrees of concern (see examples here, here and here). He has even promised to re-open industrial and tourist projects in North that were financed by South Korea under the last Democratic (centre-left) government. He will send a delegation to Beijing to discuss both North Korea and Thaad.

His comments come as the Trump administration pushed a new, more assertive strategy toward North Korea amid growing concern over Pyongyang's rush to develop an arsenal of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles that could threaten USA allies such as Japan and South Korea and even reach the American homeland.

  • Leroy Wright