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North Korea should not expect rewards from talks with the US until 'irreversible' denuclearization steps are taken

North Korea should not expect rewards from talks with the US until 'irreversible' denuclearization steps are taken

The assembly has been in the spotlight because of a recent flurry of diplomacy centering on North Korea, including the inter-Korean summit, with policymakers keen to see if Kim Jong Un would offer comments yielding insight on his likely stances.

USA administrations have long insisted that the North must agree to abandon its nuclear weapons before talks could be held. Instead, the session focused on North Korea's budget and changes in leadership personnel.

U.S. President Donald Trump should make it clear to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that the U.S.is not withdrawing its military presence from South Korea, a former U.S. ambassador said Wednesday.

On Monday, Kim attended a Politburo meeting that mentioned the upcoming summits, so they were probably also on the agenda in the parliamentary meeting.

Moon noted his meeting with Kim may involve the toughest and most hard negotiations so far, partly because of advances in the communist state's nuclear and missile development programs over the past decade.

That would be a non-starter for nearly any U.S. president, or for Seoul.

North Korea's supreme assembly is a far cry from the Western democratic idea of what a parliament should be.

The first significant news of the overtures in its official media came this week, when they reported that Kim laid out his plans for dialogue with South Korea and the U.S. at a pre-assembly gathering of top ruling party officials on Monday.

"Hopefully it will be a relationship that will be much different than it has been for many, many years".

One North Korean expert said the visit was a sign that China's diplomacy on Pyongyang is "getting more active" and suggests it is now rooted in two primary goals.

"And that is why I say today that the experience and wisdom of you elders are more needed than ever to ensure not only the success of the South-North summit but also the success of the North-US summit", he added.

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