"We believe that the dialogue between the two Koreas will lead to dialogue between the United States and North Korea and eventually denuclearization dialogue".
The North Koreans proposed a summit between Moon and Kim Jong-un in their capital, Pyongyang.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks to journalists at the 2018 Winter Olympics media centre in Pyeongchang on Saturday. Transiting from Incheon airport to the sleek KTX bullet train, en route to Pyeongchang - itself little more than 80 km from the demilitarized zone, I found South Korean travelers clustered around TV sets, raptly watching a North Korean symphony concert and absorbing news that Kim Jong Un's younger sister had also just arrived for the Olympics hours before. There has not been an inter-Korean summit since 2007.
My arrival in South Korea on February 10 for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony was jarring.
Vice President Mike Pence, who also attended the Olympics, shunned all contact with the North Korean delegation.
Yuki Asaba, a Korea expert at Japan's University of Niigata Prefecture, said it is natural for Moon's behavior to prompt the United States and Japan, which is also under the North's threats, to harbor suspicions whether South Korea is a trustworthy partner.
He said Washington was planning another round of yet harsher sanctions. "This pressure campaign ... is having its bite on North Korea". Regardless of the plausibility of actual attacks, maximum pressure would not work if the U.S. Ambassador to Korea and the Korean president say a war could not happen. "Having recently learned that the National Football League would not allow a veterans organization to encourage Americans to stand for our flag, I can only conclude that something is very wrong with the National Football League".
While the language was pointed, KCNA often deploys such vivid descriptions when it criticizes adversaries in English-language dispatches intended for attention outside North Korea.
A plucky North Korean skier earned the biggest cheer of the day at the women's giant slalom Thursday after a display that brought back fond memories of glorious Olympic no-hopers.
Very quickly, the harmony started to look like a wedge driven between the USA and South Korea.
As workers and peasants in the north carried through a social and political revolution, the US military crushed a popular movement in the south, killing tens of thousands. Military tension on the Korean Peninsula would escalate, and while the anti-war, anti-American sentiments spread, the economy would be affected. As the confrontation between America and China escalates worldwide, the United States is pressuring China, demanding cooperation on the North Korean nuclear issue. Washington must have cancelled the nomination because they thought Cha could not fulfill the position representing US interests. Both Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have said they want to pursue all possible means to come to terms before considering any other option, meaning the "military option" of staging a pre-emptive strike against the North's nuclear and missile facilities.
But, in recent years, North Korea has begun using the talents of its master hackers to steal boatloads of cash by commandeering cryptocurrencies to the point where some politicians are pushing for doing away with Bitcoins.