No new conditions on North Korea before talks



Asked about possible meeting locations, Tillerson added that "nothing's been agreed, and I don't want to start floating ideas out through the media".

"It's very early stages".

"As the 'Island of Peace, ' Jeju is the ideal place to hold the North Korea-US summit", Jeju's governor said in a statement.

The United States on Monday urged the United Nations Security Council to maintain sanctions on North Korea until there is real progress toward scrapping Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

"While US aircraft carriers have taken part in joint South Korea-US exercises in the past, it has been decided that none will be coming for the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercises", a US military official told Korea's Hankyoreh website on March 8, 2018.

He says it's time now to "remain patient and see what happens". "Given the aggressive stance of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin towards the U.S. it [Russia] would not likely be seen in America as a constructive partner".

"The experts have been trying to solve North Korea for 20 years and it's only gotten worse, so if the smart people can't do it, why not try Trump?"

The unlikely to deploy an aircraft carrier, which is considered a "strategic asset", during the drills, the Yonhap News Agency reported Monday. That also means Washington can effectively and indefinitely deter him with overwhelming conventional and nuclear superiority - because, again, his aim is not expansion.McMaster's expansionary framework is crucial to his dismissal of and deterrence as a viable option with North Korea and his push for Washington to take an aggressive, military-first approach.

South Korea's Hyundai Motor will pay higher raw material costs due to Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminium, a senior South Korean government official said last week.

Abe said Japan's basic policy is to resolve North Korea's nuclear and missile issues, along with the issue of the North's abduction of Japanese nationals.

In Beijing, Mr Xi told Mr Chung that the Korean peninsula faces an opportunity for talks to ease the situation.

Kono said he made the offer during a meeting with Suh Hoon, the chief of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, in Tokyo.

Some experts are concerned that North Korea could be seeking to delay global action while strengthening its nuclear program.

Trump is widely unpopular in South Korea, according to analysts based there, and vilified in North Korea, just as he has spent months demonizing Pyongyang and threatening it with "fire and fury". It has continued to warn the United States and Japan against war-mongering, but its rhetoric has been tame compared with threats exchanged at the height of tensions past year.

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