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Kim's fresh warning raises stakes for Trump summit with South Korea's Moon

2019-04-11 11:11:28       source:Straits Times

April 11, 2019

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - A fresh warning from Kim Jong Un – coming just as South Korea’s Moon Jae-in arrived in Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump – placed new urgency on the allies’ efforts to restart nuclear talks. 

The North Korean leader urged top ruling party members on Wednesday (April 10) to deal a “severe blow to hostile foreign forces” by resisting sanctions against the country, according to the official Korean Central News Agency.

While the report included no direct threat of action, it underscored Moon’s challenge in finding common ground between Kim’s demands for economic relief and Trump’s insistence on greater disarmament commitments.

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