N.Korea agrees to hold high-level talks: Seoul

(LEAD) N. Korea agrees to high-level inter-Korean talks March 29: ministry

(LEAD) N. Korea agrees to high-level inter-Korean talks March 29: ministry

South Korean officials also brokered a potential meeting between Mr Kim and President Donald Trump by the end of May.

There is considerable skepticism about both sets of talks, with some analysts and conservative politicians noting that North Korea has reneged on every deal it has ever signed.

The rivals agreed to a summit in late April when Mr Moon's envoys visited Mr Kim in Pyongyang earlier this month.

In a statement, South Korea's Unification Ministry said the talks were slated for March 29, reports CNN.

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On Thursday, Seoul notified Pyongyang via a border communication channel of its proposal for talks next Thursday on the northern side of the border truce village of Panmunjom, saying the South's three-member delegation will be led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon.

A ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of department rules, said there are no immediate plans to bring in American strategic assets such as aircraft carriers, nuclear-powered submarines or supersonic B-1B bombers during this spring's training.

It became evident when for the first time the North Korean and South Korean delegations marched together in the opening ceremonies under a unified Korean flag and Kim Yong, Kim Jong Un's sister, met South Korean President Moon Jae-in. It raised concern that his selection is a decision that is as alarming as any Trump has made, saying there are few people more likely than Bolton is to lead the US into war.

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U.S. Forces Korea's public affairs office said Key Resolve would begin on April 23 and last about two weeks as usual. The North has frequently responded with fiery rhetoric and provocations, including firing four missiles toward Japan previous year. -South Korean alliance to defend South Korean territory.

The summit aims to improve relations and resolve the standoff over the North's nuclear program. But many experts say tensions will flare again if the summits fail to make any progress and leave the nuclear issue with few diplomatic options.

Trump also traded threats and personal insults with Kim, calling him "little rocket man" and at one point threatening to "totally destroy North Korea" I needed to defend the United States and its allies.

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