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Tuesday, March 06, 2018

South Korean Delegation Visits North Korea For High-Profile Talks

South Korea is hoping to bring the north to the negotiating table with the U.S. as it seeks a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
A South Korean delegation arrived in Pyongyang for high-profile negotiations with North Korea’s political leadership, seeking to contain Kim Jong Un’s nuclear aspirations.
This comes as another success in Pyongyang’s charm offensive against the U.S. and its regional allies as North Korea is attempting to drive a wedge between Seoul, Tokyo, and Washington D.C.
Pyongyang has reiterated in the past it wouldn’t give up its nuclear arsenal, which serves to protect the Kim regime as a tool of nuclear blackmail against Seoul aimed at national reunification.
South Korean officials say their goal is to bring the U.S. and North Korea to the negotiating table, which they hope would enable a peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The South Korean’s visit to the north is taking place on the invitation from Kim Jong Un, which were issued during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang last month.
The North Korean leader has repeatedly referred to the games as a “great success” albeit the communist country’s athletes failure to win any Olympic medals.
However, public opinion both in the south and overseas has significantly warmed towards North Korea, and the mainstream media have all but forgotten the nuclear and ballistic missile tests undertaken by Pyongyang last year. Instead, MSM has shifed their focus to praising the exotic culture of the isolated country.
South Korea’s national security director Chung Eui-yong, center, National Intelligence Service Chief Suh Hoon, second left, and others in the delegation pose before boarding an aircraft as they leave for Pyongyang at a military airport south of Seoul Monday, March 5, 2018. (Photo/Jung Yeon-je/AP)
The 10 member delegation includes the chiefs of South Korea’s National Security Office and National Intelligence Service as well as the deputy unification minister.
The officials will have a dinner with their North Korean counterparts upon their arrival in Pyongyang late Monday.
This comes amid concerns the north could exploit the recent rapprochement in order to set up a swift annexation of the south, disguised as national reunification amid overwhelming popular support.
Meanwhile, South Korean and U.S. military officials are preparing for another round of joint exercises, which are slated for April after being postponed due to last month’s Olympics.

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