Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Thursday, January 17th, 2019

North Korean ‘Caution’ Seen In Announcing Stance on Upcoming Summits

North Korean ‘Caution’ Seen In  Announcing Stance on Upcoming Summits

SEOUL - North Korea’s silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is probably due to caution over organizing its stance on the meetings, the South said on Monday, as China’s leader urged patience.
North Korean media mentioned a visit by a delegation from the South last week, but no coverage has been seen of leader Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet U.S. President Donald Trump or the South Korean president to discuss the future of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. “We have not seen nor received an official response from the North Korean regime regarding the North Korea-U.S. summit,” Baik Tae-hyun, spokesman for the South’s Ministry of Unification, told a regular news conference. “I feel they’re approaching this matter with caution and they need time to organize their stance.” The South Korean officials who took Kim’s invitation to Washington are visiting China and Japan this week to update their neighbors on the talks. South Korea’s National Security Office chief, Chung Eui-yong, who led the delegation, heads to Russia on Tuesday after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping, the South Korean president’s office said. (Reuters)