"No Response" Yet From North Korea On Talks With Trump

Following all the excitement, back-patting, and media reports of the weekend, The BBC reports that South Korea says it has yet to receive a response from Pyongyang on a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

Local media even suggested even more goodwill yesterday with offers of US Embassies in Pyongyang and the release of prisoners.

However, as The BBC reports this morning, details on the planned talks remain vague, with no agreement yet on the location or agenda.

Analysts are skeptical about what can be achieved through talks given the complexity of the issues involved.

"We have not seen nor received an official response from the North Korean regime regarding the North Korea-US summit," a spokesman for the South Korean Ministry of Unification said on Monday.

"I feel they're approaching this matter with caution and they need time to organise their stance."

The surprise proposal for the summit comes after more than a year of heated rhetoric between North Korea and the US, and global concern that the hostilities might escalate into military confrontation. North Korea has conducted several nuclear tests over the past year and developed long-distance missiles it says can carry nuclear bombs as far as the US mainland.

Talks between the countries would mark an unprecedented step in the conflict as no sitting US president has ever met with a North Korean leader.

"Pyongyang probably wants to wait to see how the offer was received in Washington," Andray Abrahamian, Research Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS, told the BBC.

"There's already been a bit of confusion in the messaging from the White House so it probably makes sense to get some of the ground rules established before go public with it," Mr Abrahamian said.

Speculation continues on where they could meet...



caconhma Joe Davola Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:32 Permalink

Kim will not be willing to travel outside of N. Korea. Consequently, the only places Kim-Trump can meet are either in the Korea Demilitarized zone or in China.

I will not be surprised if the meeting will be canceled altogether.

Trump's ego overwhelmed him. The decision to announce a meeting without any agreement on where to meet and the meeting agenda was very naive/stupid one on the Trump's part. Unfortunately, Trump does not understand a difference between business and geopolitical negotiations. 

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FBaggins tion Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:07 Permalink

It is not his ego which is in the way but all the puppet strings. Trump and Kim boy respond to the controls of the same masters.

After 65 years of this phony puppet NK communist regime (Rothschild -UN-Soviet- PRC controlled until 1992 and Rothschild-US controlled thereafter), why do these megalomaniac tyrannical globalists now want to collapse NK into SK? Access to NK unproven and speculative rare earths, when Rothschilds control most such interests in China? Probably not for resource development nor even to check China with more US military bases. Rather it is probably as a threat to stage a two-front war against Rothschild’s main obstacle for complete global supremacy – the now Christian and globalist-opposing Russia?

Trump is now completely immersed in all of the deep-swamp, militaristic, foreign-relations bullshit. Look at the buildup of US forces in Syria and Israel, the military buildup of US and NATO forces in east Europe. Look at the unrelenting sanctions and the continuous fake-news, extreme vilification, and propaganda against Russia.  

The US has been internally divided since about 1913 with the majority of the establishment directly or indirectly supporting all Rothschild machinations from then to now, and a much weaker minority opposing the spread of further Rothschild concentration of power and wealth, and that oligarchy’s support for and promotion of  communism, globalism, and a One World Government.

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Pandelis Juggernaut x2 Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:50 Permalink

to whom do they need to justify it?  to you and me? my guess is there are trillions and trillions not accounted for ... it is their casino.

no my friend this is as real as it can be.  it is the end of the line, no way we can push this can any further (already we are a few years passed the shelflife of the Fed (100 years); the modus operation is to have the demolition plan before they start building it).  The full GS team is in place to take care of this collapse (with trump the insolvency expert at the top), otherwise, why would wilbur bother to come out of retirement to service the good public ???

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Deep Snorkeler Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:44 Permalink

Address to All Americans From Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un

1. Trump's delusional narcissism is not a good leadership trait

2. you are TV-regimented masses in full recline

3. there's a ton of money to be made in mortuary science

4. high IQ Pooh Bear Trump has shadows in his small cranium

5. there are enemies in your midst and they all look like you

MusicIsYou Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:55 Permalink

It amazes me how many people just don't get it. NATO wants to own North Korea, period. Let me explain something to you thick headed people, NATO is on a war footing, and only a war footing.

natxlaw Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:00 Permalink

Guys, this meeting has already happened. The next meeting (the public one) is just going to be to formalize the what was agreed to in the other meeting.


The MI6 "Five Eyes" controlled BBC is just trying to sow fear and doubt for the Deepstate because that is all they have left. They have been completely outmaneuvered by Trump. These people are so stupid.

rf80412 Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:29 Permalink

NK probably reconsidering given that new round of US sanctions that came out days after NK and SK suddenly agreed to high level bilateral talks.  Now, those sanctions were probably already in the works long before the breakthrough occurred, but it's terrible, terrible optics.

Bryan Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:30 Permalink

What do you bet those 7 identical microphones all run to the same channel on the sound board and are only meant to look impressive?  $5 says I'm right.

rejected Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:40 Permalink

Alex Jones says this is a huuuuge victory for Trump.

Poor Alex,,, He has become part of what he claimed to be fighting a few short years ago. 

Like Rushbo,,, Money can buy anyone.  Too funny and too sad. 

MusicIsYou Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:48 Permalink

It's probably going to fall through, because I don't even believe for a second that Kim Un is the coldest, meanest, SOB of a dictator in North Korea. There's always a more brutal SOB behind the curtain.

I am Groot Mon, 03/12/2018 - 13:58 Permalink

Professor Terguson: You remember that thing we had about 30 years ago called the Korean conflict? And how we failed to achieve victory? How come we didn't cross the 38th parallel and push those rice-eaters back to the Great Wall of China?

Professor Terguson: [rips a desk apart] Then take the fucking wall apart


Professor Terguson: brick by brick and nuke them back into the fucking stone age forever? Tell me why! How come? Say it! Say it!

Thornton Melon: [incensed] All right. I'll say it. 'Cause Truman was too much of a *pussy wimp* to let MacArthur go in there


Thornton Melon: and blow out those Commie bastards!

Professor Terguson: Good answer. Good answer. I like the way you think. I'm gonna be watching you.

Thornton Melon: [chuckling to his classmates] Good teacher. He really seems to care. About what I have no idea.

Hillarys Server Mon, 03/12/2018 - 16:20 Permalink

If I was Kim I'd want to negotiate from a position of power, namely I'd want 20 or 30 ICBMs and workable h-bombs that can destroy the US.

Then North Korea could establish full diplomatic relations with lots of countries and become a respected country like Chima, India, Pakistan and so on.

If he negotiated now North Korea will be neutered and de-nuked.

What to bargain with then? Them the deaths would only be "all over there" in Asia. Not much to bargain with the US with.