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After S. Korean Leader Eyes North Trip, Trump Offers US Invite

After S. Korean Leader Eyes North Trip, Trump Offers US Invite

Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Mr Moon on his election, saying he would be willing to work with him on a basis of "mutual understanding and mutual respect".

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the U.S. looked forward to continuing to "strengthen the alliance" and "deepen the enduring friendship and partnership".

Han Song-ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a meeting of foreign diplomats on Thursday in Pyongyang to outline the North's allegation that the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining in the assassination plot, which the North's Ministry of State Security has suggested was thwarted.

USA officials have expressed concern that Moon's advocacy of engagement with North Korea could undercut United States efforts to increase pressure through further isolation and sanctions.

Suh was instrumental in setting up two previous summits between the North and South.

The installation of THAAD began last month amid rising tensions over North Korea's ballistic and nuclear tests. His appointment requires parliamentary approval.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-In waves to his supporters as he arrives near the presidential Blue House in Seoul.

"I will quickly move to solve the crisis in national security", said Moon, as quoted by the UK Guardian. "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo, and even to Pyongyang under the right conditions.".

Korea Economic Institute analyst Troy Stangarone told VOA that Moon has stated he would only negotiate with North Korea after consulting with the United States.




Surely he'll want to see what Trump was talking about when he said South Korea owed the USA $1 billion for the luxury of providing a home for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) counter-missile battery now lurking on a Lotte golf course way south of Seoul. As things stand neither is North Korea likely to give up its nukes, nor is China particularly inclined to help the US.

The decision by the ousted Park's government to host the THAAD system has already proved a headache for Moon as Seoul tries to walk a fine line between Washington, its closest security ally, and Beijing.

New President Moon Jae-in has appointed a successor but Lee will remain in office until parliament approves the nomination.

South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has announced plans to send an envoy to China to discuss their concerns about THAAD and how it factors into their "common goal" of denuclearizing North Korea.

China views THAAD as a threat and a destabilizing influence in the region, and has retaliated against South Korea with limits on tourism and imports.

The North's Central Public Prosecutors Office said Friday it was opening the prosecution of those responsible for what it called "state-sponsored terrorism" against Kim Jong-Un.

Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday.

The accusations came amid tensions over the North's nuclear and missile programmes and with Washington considering whether to re-designate Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism. The American participants typically report their observations to the U.S. administration.


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