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South Korea at UN urges world to 'respond positively' to North Korea


27 Sep 2018 03:03AM (Updated: 27 Sep 2018 07:08AM)

UNITED NATIONS: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday (Sep 26) urged world governments to encourage North Korea to advance toward denuclearisation by "responding positively" to leader Kim Jong Un's "new choices".

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Moon praised his North Korean counterpart - with whom he has held three summits - saying he had "changed the direction of the political situation" on the Korean peninsula.


"North Korea moved out of longstanding isolation on its own initiative and stands before the international community once again," Moon said.



"Now it is the international community's turn to respond positively to North Korea's new choices and efforts."

Moon, who has embraced dialogue with the North, advocates a step-by-step approach that would push Pyongyang to scrap its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in exchange for a gradual easing of sanctions.

That stance, however, is challenged by the United States and Japan, which maintain that North Korea must have fully dismantled its weapons programmes before any of the sanctions can be lifted.



Moon argued that it was time for a gesture toward Kim.

"We must assure Chairman Kim that he has made the right decision in committing to denuclearisation," he said.

"We must encourage North Korea to stay on the path that leads to permanent and solid peace."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo earlier met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho in New York and later announced that he will return to Pyongyang next month to push ahead with denuclearisation.

Pompeo will also try to arrange a second summit between Trump and Kim, whose meeting in June in Singapore was the first ever between leaders of the two states.

Led by the United States, the Security Council last year slapped three rounds of sanctions targeting North Korea's economy with the aim of cutting off sources of revenue for Pyongyang's weapons programme.

The United States is facing calls from Russia and China to consider easing sanctions to create an incentive for Pyongyang to move forward.

Pompeo on Thursday will address a Security Council meeting on North Korea.

Despite the warming of ties, there has been little concrete action towards denuclearisation and there remains skepticism about Kim's intentions.

At the last Kim-Moon summit in Pyongyang, the North Korean leader agreed to close a missile test site in the presence of international monitors and offered to shut down the Yongbyon nuclear plant if Washington takes "corresponding measures."


Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/south-korea-at-un-urges-world-to-respond-positively-to-north-10761924
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-russia-china/north-korea-leader-kim-jong-un-expected-to-visit-russia-soon-south-koreas-moon-idUSKCN1MI04S

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un expected to visit Russia soon: South Korea's Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to visit Russia soon, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday, and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is also expected to travel to North Korea.

Moon spoke of the imminent travel plans of the North Korean and Chinese leaders during a Cabinet meeting a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea but did not elaborate further.

Moon spoke positively about Pompeo’s meeting with Kim on Sunday, saying it set up conditions that make possible another summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump soon and will help the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

North Korean state media said Pyongyang and Moscow agreed to hold a summit this year after Kim met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang. Kim also traveled to China three times this year for meetings with Xi.
 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-russia-china/north-korea-leader-kim-jong-un-expected-to-visit-russia-soon-south-koreas-moon-idUSKCN1MI04S

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un expected to visit Russia soon: South Korea's Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is expected to visit Russia soon, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday, and Chinese leader Xi Jinping is also expected to travel to North Korea.

Moon spoke of the imminent travel plans of the North Korean and Chinese leaders during a Cabinet meeting a day after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea but did not elaborate further.

Moon spoke positively about Pompeo’s meeting with Kim on Sunday, saying it set up conditions that make possible another summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump soon and will help the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

North Korean state media said Pyongyang and Moscow agreed to hold a summit this year after Kim met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang. Kim also traveled to China three times this year for meetings with Xi.
Christ, all Kim Jong Un has to do is visit the EU and the Middle East then we can safely say he's playing real life Tropico.
 

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http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201810190019.html

Pope indicates willingness to visit North Korea
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

October 19, 2018 at 07:55 JST




South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, talks with Pope Francis during their private audience, at the Vatican on Oct. 18. (Pool Photo via AP)

VATICAN CITY-- Pope Francis indicated his willingness to visit North Korea during a private audience with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Vatican, Moon's office said Thursday.

The South Korean presidential office said in a statement that Moon "conveyed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's desire for a papal visit to North Korea." A formal invitation directly from North Korea will follow.

The office said Francis responded that "if the invitation comes, I will surely respond to it, and I can possibly go."

Moon's office revealed last week that Kim had indicated his desire for a papal visit during a Korean summit last month.

If it materializes, such a visit would be the first by a pope to the atheist country.

The private audience lasted 35 minutes, and included an exchange of gifts. Moon, who is Catholic, presented the pope with a relief of the face of Jesus Christ by a Korean artist. The president pointed to the wreath of thorns on Jesus' head, telling the pontiff: "This represents the suffering of the Korean people."

The pope's gifts included a medal engraved with an olive branch, saying it represented "his desire for peace" on the Korean peninsula.

During their exchange, Moon told the pope that "you are not only the head of the Catholic Church, but a teacher for humanity." Francis urged Moon to "work for peace."

Moon on Wednesday met with Italian leaders and attended an evening Mass for peace in St. Peter's Basilica with the Vatican's top diplomat, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Moon signed a broad agreement with North Korea's Kim last month meant to reduce military tensions on the peninsula. The South Korean President wrote in the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, that he traveled with a Korean Catholic bishop to try to improve relations between the church in the North and South.

North Korea strictly controls the religious activities of its people, and a similar invitation for then-Pope John Paul II to visit after a 2000 inter-Korean summit never resulted in a meeting.

The Vatican insisted at the time that a papal visit would only be possible if Catholic priests were accepted in North Korea.

Francis, however, has taken a more open approach in the Holy See's diplomacy.
 

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http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2018/11/01/0401000000AEN20181101006500315.html
SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Yonhap) -- Sexual assaults and harassment against North Korean women are widely committed by state officials, but there has been little reporting or punishment due to social stigma, fear and a lack of any remedy, according to a report issued Thursday by an international human rights watchdog.

The report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that many North Korean women forced into the so-called Jangmadang markets to earn a living have been exposed to sexual violence at the hands of government officials overseeing the black market.

The watchdog said it compiled the report based on interviews with 106 North Koreans (72 women, four girls and 30 men) who resided outside the North from January 2015 to July 2018. Of them, 57 are defectors who fled North Korea after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took power in 2011. The report was disclosed in a news conference held at the Seoul Press Center.

It noted that many North Korean housewives have been forced to start businesses at the Jangmadang markets to support their family since the late 1990s.

These female merchants in North Korea, where gender discrimination and male supremacy are still prevalent, encountered government officials who control and monitor the marketplaces, putting themselves at risk of being sexually assaulted, the report said.

Twenty-one women out of those interviewed by HRW and who had an experience with the Jangmadang markets said that they were raped or sexually harassed by North Korean security officials in several regions.

The victimized female defectors also pointed to ranking party officials, prison guards and interrogators, police and secret police officers, prosecutors and soldiers as being among the perpetrators of sexual abuse.

A 40-year-old woman who defected from North Korea in 2014 was quoted as saying that she was frequently asked by Jangmadang regulators and security guards to come to empty rooms or other places near the market and was raped several times.

The woman told HRW that sexual violence is so common in the North that men do not regard it as wrong and women accept it.

The report added that none of the women interviewed by HRW had attempted to report their suffering of sexual violence to the authorities while living in the North.
 

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Update on leader's half brother:

http://www.kait8.com/2018/11/08/court-set-date-resuming-trial-kim-jong-nam-death/

Malaysia court to resume Kim Jong Nam murder trial on Jan. 7

Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, top, and Indonesian Siti Aisyah are escorted by police as she leaves the Shah Alam High Court after a hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun) (Yam G-Jun)
November 7, 2018 at 9:38 PM CST - Updated November 8 at 12:14 AM
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan. 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable.

A High Court judge in August found there was enough evidence to infer that Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, along with four missing North Korean suspects, had engaged in a "well-planned conspiracy" to kill Kim Jong Nam.

The women appeared somber but calm during Wednesday's hearing. The trial had been due to resume Nov. 1 but was postponed after a defense lawyer fell ill.

Aisyah's lawyers made a new application to the court to compel prosecutors to provide them with statements that eight witnesses had given to police earlier.

Her lawyer, Kulaselvi Sandrasegaram, said they were informed that one of the witnesses, the man who chauffeured Kim to the airport, had died while two Indonesian women who were Aishah's roommates were believed to have returned to their homeland. She said they have only managed to interview two of the witnesses offered by prosecutors, while two others didn't turn up for their appointments and couldn't be contacted.


Indonesian Siti Aisyah is escorted by police as she leaves the Shah Alam High Court after a hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun) (AP)
The witness statements taken by police are important in "the interest of justice" and to ensure that what they say to defense lawyers is consistent with what they told police, Sandrasegaram told reporters later.

Prosecutor Iskandar Ahmad said the police interviews are privileged statements and shouldn't be made public.

Judge Azmi Ariffin said the court will make a decision on the defense application on Dec. 14. He also set 10 days from Jan. 7 through February for Aishah's defense and 14 days from March 11 through April for Huong.


Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is escorted by police as she arrives for a court hearing at Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The two woman, Doang and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, arrived at court for case management after Malaysian court has ordered them to enter their defense over the murder of north Korean leader's half brother in an assassination that has gripped the world. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun) (AP)
The two are accused of smearing VX nerve agent on Kim's face in an airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. They have said they thought they were taking part in a prank for a TV show. They are the only suspects in custody. The four North Korean suspects fled the country the same morning Kim was killed.

Lawyers for Aisyah, 25, and Huong, 29, have told the judge they will testify under oath in their defense.

They have said their clients were pawns in a political assassination with clear links to the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and that the prosecution failed to show the women had any intention to kill. Their intent is key to concluding they are guilty of murder.


Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong is escorted by police as she leaves the Shah Alam High Court after a hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun) (AP)
Malaysian officials have never officially accused North Korea and have made it clear they don't want the trial politicized.

Kim was the eldest son in the current generation of North Korea's ruling family. He had been living abroad for years but could have been seen as a threat to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's rule.

Murder carries a mandatory sentence of hanging, but Malaysia's government plans to abolish the death penalty and has put all executions on hold until the laws are changed.


Hisyam Teh Poh Teik, center, the lawyer for Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong, speaks to the media after a court hearing at the Shah Alam High Court after a hearing in Shah Alam, Malaysia, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. A Malaysian court on Wednesday set Jan 7 for two Southeast Asian women charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother to begin their defense, as their lawyers complained that some witnesses were unreachable. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun) (AP)
 
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