NK party officials visit China

2018 Eugene Hoshiko  AP Pool      
                                               Nobuo Shimotomai

2018 Eugene Hoshiko AP Pool Nobuo Shimotomai

China said Pak Thae Song, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, visited Beijing on Monday at the invitation of the Chinese Communist Party.

Concurring with Daniel Russel's statement, Lee also said that the Iran deal has no implications for what Kim Jong-Un would or would not have done, since the North Korean regime has a documented record of using aggression to extort concessions in negotiation with South Korea and the United States, only to renege on its promises and repeat the same playbook again in a few years.

Pak is known to be in charge of science technology and education policies at the Workers' Party.

Ahead of the June 12 summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Trump in Singapore, Washington officials have floated the idea of transferring North Korean nuclear weapons to a U.S. mainland site for their dismantlement.

On Tuesday morning, they toured an agricultural research facility where officials there explained about the exhibits.

Xi's offer "may have led to Kim's judgement on denuclearization" when he met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang after his China trip, according to the Yomiuri. Kim made his second trip to China in less than two months to meet with President Xi Jinping a week ago.

The Japanese and US governments plan to hold a summit meeting on the sidelines of a Group of Seven meeting in Canada on June 8-9, where Abe and Trump are expected to confirm their stance to call for North Korea to denuclearize in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.

During a central committee meeting of the Workers' Party last month, Kim vowed to focus on boosting the North's economy, which has been crippled by tightened global sanctions, while suspending nuclear and missile tests and closing a key atomic experiment facility.

"Kim then asked Xi for China's economic assistance during the intermediate stages of denuclearization".

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