Kim and China's President Xi Talk Denuclearization, Peace in Korea

Ignore the naysayers trying to disrupt US diplomacy with North Korea

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TOKYO-The foreign ministers of Japan and the Philippines on Wednesday agreed that United Nations sanctions against North Korea need to be strictly implemented for it to take meaningful action toward denuclearization.

While Washington insists there will be no sanctions relief until North Korea denuclearizes completely, China may be willing to work with Kim well before that.

Exactly a week after the Singapore summit, Kim Jong-un made his third visit to China to meet with President Xi Jinping, highlighting an increasing trend of formal ties between the two countries.

One official said "a sizable number" of remains were expected to be handed over, but declined to give a specific number given the unpredictability of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

South Korean officials this week said they had agreed to suspend the annual Freedom Guardian exercise with the US, originally scheduled to take place in August.

Officials say the timing of a ceremony is uncertain, but could be very soon. He told the North Korean leader that he hopes Pyongyang and Washington "will implement well the outcomes achieved at the summit".

It was Kim's third official visit to China, created to reassure Beijing that Pyongyang will not neglect its interests as Trump and the young autocrat move into uncharted diplomatic terrain.

Following the historic summit between Kimg Jong-un and Donald Trump, the President confidently told the world that North Korea was "no longer a nuclear threat".

The Korean War, still technically unresolved, lasted from the summer of 1950 to the summer of 1953, and resulted in the death of over 36,000 USA troops.

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The pomp and circumstance looked geared toward showing off the major improvement in relations between the communist neighbours, along with China's important role in keeping North Korea on track.

The U.S. official said: "The United States will continue to monitor this site closely as we move forward in our negotiations".

The North Korean leader, who was greeted by a military honour guard and cheering children at the Great Hall of the People Tuesday, said he valued the "recently strengthened strategic cooperation" between the two countries. "I know that we're engaged on it".

Also, Pompeo dropped heavy hints in July 2017, right after North Korea began testing missiles that could hit the USA, that he'd like to separate Kim from power.

Some analysts contend that the rising trade frictions between China and the USA will make Beijing less inclined to continue using its influence over North Korea to help the US achieve its objectives of denuclearization.

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's website, North Korea has returned the remains of at least 3,200 Americans since the signing of the armistice suspending hostilities in 1953.

Pyongyang, which had pledged to return the remains of American soldiers unaccounted for since the end of the 1950-1953 Korean war, is expected to start transferring them in the coming days, Reuters reported, citing usa officials.

"Not only the Chinese government, but also the whole Chinese society can not accept the US trying to blackmail China", the state-controlled Global Times newspaper said in an editorial Tuesday.

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