Monday, 19 November, 2018

Koreas open joint liaison office in North

US-led command approves South Korean border crossings into North Korea Hopes rise as two Koreas open liaison office on North's side of border
Jeannette Daniel | 14 September, 2018, 20:38

U.S. Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles on September 6. But its operation was suspended in 2016 amid an escalating standoff over North Korea's long-range rocket launch. Moon said he will focus on facilitating talks between the United States and North Korea and finding ways to ease a military standoff along the Koreas' heavily fortified border.

"Their view is that North Korea is not serious about denuclearizing", one official told Glasser.

There Kim backed denuclearization of the "Korean peninsula", but no details were agreed and Washington and Pyongyang have sparred since over what that means and how it will be achieved. "On Monday, the White House announced that, in response to the "very warm, very positive" note from Kim, Trump was now ordering his staff to plan for a second Trump-Kim summit meeting".

The Justice Department says North Korea-linked hackers wiped data from thousands of Sony computers in 2014 and stole confidential emails, while also targeting AMC theaters, which planned to show a satirical film depicting Kim's assassination.

Nevertheless, the fact that the statement was signed by a researcher rather than a Foreign Ministry official does somewhat lessen its impact.

The rival Koreas have opened their first liaison office near their tense border to facilitate better communication and exchanges.

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"UNC has and continues to actively enable all of the engagements between North and South Korea that require crossing the military demarcation line and the demilitarized zone, which are under the authority of UN Command", Brooks said.

"The U.S. should seriously ponder over the negative consequences of circulating falsehoods and inciting antagonism against the DPRK that may affect the implementation of the Joint Statement adopted at the DPRK-U.S.", the statement read, referring to an agreement reached between President TrumpDonald John TrumpSouth Carolina detention centers say it will not relocate inmates in mandatory evacuation zones Letitia James routs three Dems to win New York AG primary Trump slams Kerry for "illegal" meetings with Iran MORE and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this year.

The two Koreas previously communicated by fax and special telephone lines, which were often severed when their relations took a turn for the worse.

Vice minister-level officials will head their teams at the office and will attend weekly meetings, the South Korean Unification Ministry said. But nuclear diplomacy was later stalemated as USA officials demanded Kim take more significant steps before receiving concessions like a joint declaration to end the Korean War.

The opening of the liaison office is a sign that even if talks between the North and the United States are not moving forward, the two Koreas seem determined to develop closer ties, says BBC Seoul correspondent Laura Bicker. "We look forward to a day when such harmonious image of life will spread beyond Kaesong across the entire Korean Peninsula".

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