Korea is open to moratorium on nuclear, missile tests

US President Donald Trump gestures before boarding Air Force One at Joint Andrews Airforce base Maryland

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It's a twist on the typical pattern on the Korean Peninsula, where North Korean state media frequently issue reports about leader Kim Jong Un observing missile tests that it says are needed to combat South Korean and USA hostility.

Participation in Pyeongchang could "provide a turning point for the reconciliation between the South and North", Moon said.

North Korea has tested several new missile systems this year, including a powerful midrange missile that experts say could one day reach targets as far as Hawaii or Alaska.

In addition to developing its own missiles, South Korea is now protected from a North Korean missile strike by a U.S. THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile battery, which was brought into the country in March and deployed in the southeast.

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"While I greatly appreciate the efforts of [Chinese] President Xi [Jinping] & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out", Mr Trump wrote.

The Rodong Sinmun news article followed the news of Otto Warmbier's death, the USA student who was returned to the country last week after being detained in North Korea for 17 months.

One demand could be halting USA and South Korean joint military drills. "At least I know China tried!"

The U.S.is anxious about North Korea's continued development of nuclear weapons as well as its push to have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland. Trump also blamed his predecessor Barack Obama and the U.S.' ally China for not exerting enough pressure on North Korea to free the student, calling his death "a total disgrace". The administration is also considering new sanctions against Pyongyang and wants Beijing to agree to them. The two later held a joint press conference.

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Mattis said the two sides "affirmed North Korea's nuclear and missile programs as a threat to peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region".

South Korea, the USA and other regional powers said it was a cover for testing the North's ballistic missile technology, which is banned under a United Nations resolution.

The Japanese newspaper also reported North Korean officials said at an worldwide conference held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on June 14-16, that the Armistice Agreement that brought truce to the peninsula after the 1950-53 Korean War should be replaced with a peace treaty.

"We are hitting, or about to hit, a dead end", Wit added.

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