"Kim Jong Un has been anxious for a long time, and his father before him, to meet with the US president and develop the appearance for internal political purposes that he's the peer of the American president".
A top North Korean official was en route to New York City on Tuesday as the White House works to save tentatively planned talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. If he does visit the United States, he would be the most senior North Korean official to do so since 2000.
Kim Yong Chol's visit to the U.S. seems to suggest both Washington and Pyongyang are determined to see the talks move forward.
U.S. negotiators, headed by Washington's current ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim, met with North Korean counterparts in the truce village of Panmunjom that divides the two Koreas on Sunday. USA officials familiar with planning said he was scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday. Kim Yong Chol is due to fly to the United States on Wednesday after speaking to Chinese officials in Beijing, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said, citing an unidentified source. It earlier reported that he was heading straight to Washington, but later said he changed his flight to NY.
South Korea's Defence Ministry said it did not have plans to change exercise schedules with the US military.
When Kim Chang-son was asked by a reporter at Beijing airport if he was flying to Singapore for talks with the United States, he said he was "going there to play", according to footage from Nippon Television Network.
North Korea's Kim Yong-chol - the regime's former spy chief and the current director of its department for inter-Korean relations - was spotted taking a flight bound for NY on Tuesday afternoon in Beijing. "Our US team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong-un and myself".
A team of USA diplomats was seen going through security checks at the military guard point leading to Panmunjeom around 9 a.m.to hold preparatory discussions with North Korean officials for the June 12 summit in Singapore.
The idea of a trilateral summit - Trump, Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in - after Trump and Kim speak on June 12 has surfaced in Seoul. The South Korean President is hopeful that among the items discussed at the summit will be a definitive end to the Korean War.
South Korea's Yonhap news said Tuesday it saw the name of Kim Yong Chol on the passengers' list for a flight Tuesday from Beijing to Washington.
Moon said on Monday there could be more impromptu talks between the two Koreas in the lead-up to the summit.
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Most analysts say it is extremely unlikely that North Korea will surrender its nuclear weapons. There will be no similar media events at the village until after June 12, the possible date of the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un, according to the command.
Moon has insisted Kim can be persuaded to abandon his nuclear facilities, materials and bombs in a verifiable and irreversible way in exchange for credible security and economic guarantees.
"In the North Korean mind, denuclearization of the Korean peninsula means really the abrogation of the U.S".
The officials may discuss bridging the gap between the two sides on what a deal on the North's nuclear weapons would look like. "The US would want North Korea's nuclear warheads outside the country, and the North would want sanctions relief in early stages of denuclearization", said Shin Beom-chul, a senior researcher at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.
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