Replica Panmunjom village draws tourists after Korea summit

Clay Curtis
May 6, 2018

US and South Korean officials have maintained contact ahead of the Trump-Kim meeting, and President Moon is headed to the White House on May 22 to discuss related matters. North Korea warned that USA claims of forcing change on the country is a deliberate provocation that will pour "cold water onto the current atmosphere of dialogue and reverse the situation to square one", KCNA said.

"It's always possible to deal". Not to mention, the highly anticipated meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump later this month.

It will be the first-ever meeting between the two countries' leaders.

Amid growing expectations for the North Korea-U.S. summit, Trump has yet to announce the time and venue for the historic event, though he said the decision has been made.

Giuliani's comments come just ahead of Trump's May 12 deadline to recertify the controversial agreement with Iran, in which the country promised to give up means to make nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of trade and economic sanctions by the US and a handful of other countries.

The prominent South Korean academic and presidential adviser Chung-in Moon, who attended the summit, has gone so far as claiming, "a comprehensive peace deal including real denuclearization by North Korea is achievable in a couple of years, if not in the months ahead".

"The US is deliberately provoking [North Korea] at the time when the situation on the Korean peninsula is moving toward peace and reconciliation thanks to the historic north-south summit and the Panmunjom Declaration", the statement said.

That was announced as the United States administration pushed back on a report that Trump is considering the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the allied nation.

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"It is nearly like the real Panmunjom but what lacks here is the tense atmosphere" said Park, adding she had a chance to visit Panmunjom 20 years earlier.

Kim met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April, which resulted in an agreement that broadly outlined the goals of "reflecting the enduring aspiration of the Korean people for peace, prosperity and unification".

"The wicked Japanese imperialists committed such unpardonable crimes as depriving Korea of even its standard time", the state news agency reported. On the outcome of his summit with Kim, he remarked, "We'll see what happens".

He also said Singapore was in contention to host what will be the first summit between a USA and North Korean leader.

It wasn't immediately clear when the location or date would be publicly revealed.

"There is a good chance that the three long-time hostages in North Korea will be released over the next several days", Giuliani said in a speech at the Iran Freedom Convention in Washington, DC, on Saturday.

"South Korean alliance. It has nothing to do with signing peace treaties", spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom quoted the president as saying.

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