Korea will restart denuclearization talks 'soon' - Seoul

Kim Jong Un is 'fascinated' by Trump, views him as father figure, new book claims

Kim Jong-un 'fascinated' by Donald Trump and views him as a father figure: new book

At the summit on the outskirts of Bangkok, Abe also urged the leaders of countries in ASEAN-plus-three - China, South Korea, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Japan - to fully implement U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the Japanese government said.

Though the report scaled back its criticism of North Korea from the previous year, it mentioned that the U.S.re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terror in 2017.

South Korean stocks related to inter-Korean operations rose Tuesday on news that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is pushing for a third summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in December, raising hopes for a breakthrough in the months-long stalemate in nuclear talks. Last week, North Korea test-fired projectiles from what it called a newly developed "super-large" multiple rocket launcher in the country's first weapons test in about a month.

The report "proves once again, quot; that the USA rejection of North Korea indicated "a hostile policy", said the KCNA statement, citing a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry".

"The channel of the dialogue between the DPRK and the USA is more and more narrowing due to such attitude and stand of the United States", he added using the initials for the North's official name.

Tuesday's statement came ahead of a visit to Seoul by US Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell, who is expected to discuss the stalled talks with North Korea, as well as the South's decision to end an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan.

Last year, North Korea and the United States launched on-and-off diplomacy on what terms North Korea would give up its advancing nuclear arsenal.

The book, set for release on November 26, comes at a time when the USA has improved diplomatic relations with North Korea, but continues working for concessions on the rogue nation's nuclear development.

One of the lawmakers who attended the closed-door briefing told reporters that the intelligence service expects Pyongyang to hold talks with the U.S. between mid-November and early December.

"My impression was that North Korea and the United States would carry out dialogue soon, and it would go well", Kim said after the one-hour meeting, without elaborating.

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