As for Japan's motive for hosting the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the daily said Japan is likely seeking to avoid being kept from being involved in intensifying dialogue regarding the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has mostly stayed firm on sanctions despite actively engaging with North Korea and floating the possibility of huge investments and joint economic projects in return for the North's relinquishment of its nuclear weapons. "I just can't leave now".
Kang said working-level negotiations on relevant details are imminent as agreed during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest visit to Pyongyang.
Seoul's potential removal of unilateral sanctions would be a largely symbolic move as it's virtually impossible for South Korea to resume joint economic projects with North Korea under US-led global sanctions, which have been strengthened considerably since 2016 as the North accelerated its nuclear and missile tests. His actions have fallen short, however, of Washington's demands for a complete inventory of its weapons and facilities and irreversible steps to give up its nuclear arsenal, which could threaten the United States. "We'll continue to make significant progress, and we are further along in making that progress than any administration in an awfully long time". You have no missiles flying. "We've made incredible progress - beyond incredible". The daily said the agreements were "unacceptable for the USA, but there had been no detailed explanation from the [South] Korean side".
The two sides are trying to work out the date and location of a second summit.
Trump emphasized the rapport he says he's developed with the North Korean leader as they negotiate over USA demands that Kim abandon his country's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
But experts questioned what Pompeo achieved on Sunday on his fourth visit to Pyongyang this year.
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Attending the meeting were Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov, Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Representative of Korean Peninsular Affairs Kong Xuanyou, and North Korean vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui.
The U.S. State Department immediately announced that the two telephone calls had taken place, but the South Korean Foreign Ministry only told reporters about the first one and acknowledged the second one only after the U.S. mentioned it.
Relations between Pyongyang and Beijing have gone through a rough patch in recent years, with China backing United Nations sanctions to punish its Cold War-era ally for its nuclear activities.
"They won't do that without our approval", Mr. Trump said of the comments.
Trump's response when he was asked about Kang's comments implied friction between the allies over the pace of inter-Korean engagement amid concerns in Washington that North Korea is lagging behind in its supposed promise to denuclearize.
The U.N. World Food Program said on Tuesday that the supply of food remained precarious in North Korea, where one in five children is stunted by malnutrition. "I wouldn't say he made strong impressions".