Trump's Pressure on North Korea Actually Fostered Peace

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The United Nations Security Council has hailed contacts between North and South Koreas and expressed the hope that dialogue between the two countries will lead to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Kazakhstan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Kairat Umarov said on Wednesday after the UN Security Council's closed-door meeting.

South Korea's presidential office said Trump also dismissed a Wall Street Journal that claimed he was contemplating a military strike against North Korea.

North Korea invaded the South and with Chinese support, killed millions of South Korean civilian, military and United Nations troops. Trump has said North Korea won't be allowed to develop a nuclear missile capable of striking the USA, and has threatened war if economic sanctions and negotiations can't avert Kim's ambitions for such a weapon. "The two leaders underscored the importance of continuing the maximum pressure campaign against North Korea".

To enact the strategy, the USA would respond to some North Korean provocation with a limited strike. Technically, South Korea and the USA remain at war with North Korea after the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice instead of a peace treaty.

The president added that the talks wouldn't necessarily be held without preconditions.

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SEOUL-Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday welcomed recent progress in inter-Korean talks during a telephone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the South's Blue House said in a statement.

Bach and Chang's talks broached the question of whether the North Korean athletes would be housed in the Olympic village.

"We have certainly problems with North Korea", Trump said at a news conference.

Early in the peace process, Trump criticized Moon for appeasing Kim, who as North Korea's dictator has sustained a brutal regime. Some believe the goal of the move is to sway the South away from allowing the U.S.to launch any military attack against the North's nuclear and missile facilities.

Sogang University global relations professor Kim Jae Chun told The Straits Times: "Many people worry that the Moon Jae In government will fall into the trap North Korea set up, so it is important to emphasise that denuclearisation is something he can't give up". In addition, South Korea offered to enter the Olympics with North Korea under a united flag, although that is also unresolved as of now. North Korea's propaganda website Uriminzokkiri said joint military drills between both countries are a "source of catastrophe" for the Korean Peninsula.

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