North Korea breaks silence with South Korea

North Korea breaks silence with South Korea

The prospect of direct talks ultimately rests on how serious North Korea is about denuclearisation efforts, Kim said, noting that the dialogue is possible if North Korea accepts the allies' decision to reschedule the joint military drills as a condition for talks. The officials to represent the two Koreas have yet to be confirmed.

When asked whether there would be no prerequisites, the president responded: "That's not what I said at all".

He added he is willing to talk over the telephone with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

But Kim remained steadfast on the issue of nuclear weapons, saying the North would mass produce nuclear missiles for operational deployment.

President Trump was addressing a news conference at Camp David. Not even a little bit, not even 1 per cent. Trump's Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also said in a White House briefing that the U.S. continues to regard North Korea as a global threat and wishes to seek a peaceful solution without rushing into anything.

Trump suggested the talks might lead to an easing of tensions and took credit for the diplomatic breakthrough, saying it was a result of his steady pressure.

North Korea and South Korea reached a recent diplomatic breakthrough that ended the nearly two year long silence between the countries.

But the spy chief also alluded to military action, which the White House has repeatedly said remains an option, saying that it "is prepared to do what it takes to ensure that people in Los Angeles and Denver and NY aren't held at risk from Kim Jong Un having a nuclear weapon".

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Earlier this week, USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Washington had heard reports that Pyongyang might be preparing to fire another missile.

Kang has previously said about 43 foreign state leaders have so far committed to visit South Korea during the Olympics. First of all, you refuse to talk to South Korea.

Haley speaks at United Nations headquarters in New York, US, on Jan 2, 2018. Reporter: And the show of U.S. Military might on the peninsula has been almost constant.

In an interview Sunday on the program "Fox News Sunday", CIA Director Mike Pompeo also addressed the storm caused by Trump's tweet, calling it "consistent" with the United States' message to North Korea.

Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera sounded a note of caution about the proposed talks.

Many Twitter users were appalled at Trump's threats towards Kim Jung Un and took to reporting the President, claiming he violated the Twitter User agreement.

According to the publication, intelligence agencies told the new administration that while North Korea had built the bomb, there was still ample time - upwards of four years - to stop its development of a missile capable of hitting an American city.