South and North Korea to Hold Meeting for Peace on May 16

Former North Korean prisoners are reunited with family in theĀ US

Kim, who picked Beijing to make his maiden official trip overseas in March, has also invited Xi to visit North Korea.

President Donald Trump and North Korean's Kim Jong Un have a planned June 12 meeting in Singapore, the first such encounter between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

National Security Advisor John Bolton said at an interview on May 13 (local time) that the US government's permanent, verifiable and irreversible dismantling (PVID) means every nuclear weapon should be dismantled and transferred to Oak Ridge and uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing capabilities should be removed.

Concerning South Korean citizens detained in North Korea, the official said humanitarian matters will also be up for discussion. According to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, the North has resisted a request by the United States to relocate thousands of North Korean nuclear engineers-a move to assure the North can not restart nuclear development in the future.

Kim has already declared his nuclear weapons and missile program as finished and the nuclear testing site's mission as completed.

A North Korean delegation arrived in Beijing on Monday, Japanese media said, as the two allies step up diplomatic contacts ahead of a landmark meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump.

The two Koreas will hold a high-level meeting tomorrow to discuss setting up military and Red Cross talks aimed at reducing border tension and restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War.

But there are lingering doubts about whether Kim will ever agree to fully relinquish his nukes.

Pyongyang for decades has been pushing a concept of "denuclearization" that bears no resemblance to the American definition, vowing to pursue nuclear development unless Washington removes its troops and the nuclear umbrella defending South Korea and Japan.

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