Fifty miles from North Korea, a Winter Olympics that could ease tensions

Fifty miles from North Korea, a Winter Olympics that could ease tensions

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in says he would be willing to hold talks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un under the right conditions.

President Donald Trump threw his weight behind the Olympics-inspired diplomatic opening with North Korea, telling South Korea's leader Wednesday that the USA was open to talks with Kim Jong Un's government under the right circumstances.

North Korea agreed to send athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South next month and the two rivals also made a decision to hold military talks and to restore a military hotline closed since February 2016. "The two leaders underscored the importance of continuing the maximum pressure campaign against North Korea".

In Bejing, the official China Daily cited Xi as telling Moon that China wanted to work with South Korea to "jointly maintain regional peace and stability".

Mr Putin's comments come after Kim unexpectedly agreed to restore dialogue with South Korea two years after relations broke down.

Kim Jong-Un and Donald Trump appear on a South Korean TV screen.


The White House said on Wednesday that Trump was open to the usa holding talks with North Korea "under the right circumstances", after South Korean President Moon Jae-In signaled a willingness to sit down with Kim.

Chinese customs have in recent months continued to add items to their list of prohibited exports to North Korea. "I have relationships with people, I think you people are surprised", Trump said. But Moon believes Trump's stern rhetoric and support for stricter sanctions - along with the ability to pressure foreign nations into hampering North Korea's nuclear quest - have helped the two countries reach the point once again where they could sit down and discuss important issues.

Trump, who has repeatedly taunted and teased Kim and dubbed him "Little Rocket Man, sparked fears of a nuclear war and drew widespread condemnation last week when he used juvenile terms to brag that he commands a "more powerful" nuclear arsenal".

"A lot of good talks are going on now". North Korea's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said joint military drills between both countries are a "source of catastrophe" for the Korean Peninsula. Trump told reporters as he met members of his Cabinet at the White House.

South Korea, ranked 22nd, will make its Olympic debut against No. 5 Sweden, No. 6 Switzerland and No. 9 Japan.

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