North Korea's Kim says wants to denuclearise in Trump's first term - Seoul

Chung Eui-yong head of the presidential National Security Office walks to board an aircraft as he and others in a delegation leave for Pyongyang North Korea at a military airport in Seongnam south of Seoul South Korea Wednesday Sept. 5 2018. The

He says Trump asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to work as "chief negotiator" to mediate between Washington and Pyongyang during their earlier phone talks.

South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, will travel to North Korea for a third meeting with the country's leader, Kim Jong-un, as denuclearisation talks with the United States stall.

Senior presidential official Chung Eui-yong told reporters Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also reaffirmed his "firm resolve" to realize denuclearization when he met him in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

South Korean envoys meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, North Korea September 5, 2018.

Chung said Kim showed "frustration over the doubt raised by some parts of the worldwide community about his willingness to denuclearize, and asked us to convey his message to the United States". "North Korea has been preemptively carrying out measures needed for denuclearization, and Kim said he would appreciate that such good faith is accepted with good faith".

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The third inter-Korean summit will take place in Pyongyang from September 18 to 20, Seoul's National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong said Thursday.

Kim and Trump held a landmark summit in Singapore in June, in which they agreed to work toward complete denuclearization.

But last month a trip by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was abruptly called off at the last minute, with Mr Trump citing a lack of progress as the reason.

But despite the difficulties, Kim's "trust in Trump remains unchanged", Chung said.

US officials have previously said they have already made concessions, such as halting joint military exercises with South Korea.

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According to Chung, the two sides also agreed to continue talks to ease military tension, and to open the joint liaison office in the North Korean city of Kaesong before the third inter-Korean summit. But Moon faces tougher challenges heading into his third meeting with Kim with the stalemate in nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington raising fundamental questions about Kim's supposed willingness to abandon his nuclear weapons. They also worry that an end-of-war declaration could weaken North Korea's incentive for denuclearisation, while raising questions about some 18,500 USA troops stationed in South Korea, a legacy of the Korean War.

Seoul also wants a trilateral summit among the countries, or a four-nation meeting that also includes Beijing, to declare a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War.

The Korean War ended with an armistice, leaving the peninsula technically still at war.

US officials have said such a declaration could weaken North Korea's incentive for denuclearization, and create uncertainty about the objective of 28,500 USA troops stationed in South Korea, a legacy of the three-year war.

"Moon and Kim are pushing for a peace declaration to notionally end the civil war".

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"The discussions at the summit will also be centred around issues on the permanent settlement of peace and common prosperity on the Korean peninsula as well as, particularly, practical measures to realise denuclearisation on the Peninsula", said Mr Chung.

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