Published: Mon, July 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Moon claims latest Trump-Kim meeting ended hostilies

Moon claims latest Trump-Kim meeting ended hostilies

The US call for this expulsion came with a US allegation that North Korea had violated a cap on petroleum imports.

North Korea has accused the USA of being "hell-bent on hostile acts", despite a recent agreement between the two countries to resume nuclear talks.

The letter from the United States, Germany, Britain and France cited by North Korea's UN mission - and viewed by Reuters - was actually dated June 27.

Kim Jong-un's impromptu meeting with Donald Trump last week has gone down badly in North Korea where people are unsure why their leader rushed to meet the U.S. President, it has been claimed. United Nations member states have banned exports from North Korea including coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood, and capped imports of crude oil and refined petroleum products.

North Korea's delegation to the United Nations said Wednesday that the country was responding to a letter sent to all United Nations member states late last month.

After talks between the two lasted for nearly an hour, the of Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump had agreed to set up teams to resume stalled negotiations on denuclearisation. But last month Russian Federation and China blocked the sanctions committee from declaring that Pyongyang breached the annual import limit.

"We hope the two sides meet each other halfway and resume consultations at the working level as soon as possible, based on the consensus reached by their leaders", the statement said.

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Trump noted that the North released American detainees and returned the remains of some US troops killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.

North Korea appears to have appointed a long-time veteran of global diplomacy as point man in the new round of denuclearisation talks with the United States, a diplomatic source in Seoul confirmed on Friday.

The sanctions are created to cut off all North Korean exports, 90 percent of its trade, and disband its pool of workers send overseas to earn hard currency.

Since then, North Korea has only doubled down on its calls for sanctions to be withdrawn, signaling that while lesser steps might be welcome, they would not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to give up nuclear assets.

Despite the summits between Trump and Kim in Singapore and Hanoi, the United States has kept up pressure on countries to implement the sanctions - and on North Korea to abide by them.

The North Korean delegation to the United Nations on Wednesday said that the USA was "obsessed with sanctions". "As we stated on several occasions, we do not thirst for lifting of sanctions".

After the recent historic events at the inter-Korean border, should we go as far as South Korean President Moon Jae-in to suggest that hostilities with North Korea are over?

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