"If we maintain frequent meetings and build trust with the United States and receive promises for an end to the war and a non-aggression treaty, then why would be need to live in difficulty by keeping our nuclear weapons?"
Kim said there were two additional, larger tunnels that remain "alive and well" at the Punggye-ri test site beyond the existing one, which experts have said had collapsed after repeated explosions, rendering much of the site useless.
He said he hoped for successful negotiations on the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
To facilitate future cross-border cooperation, Kim pledged to scrap the unique time zone Pyongyang created in 2015. Pyongyang time is now 30 minutes ahead of Seoul, a change instituted by Kim in 2015.
The Korean War will be formally declared over after 68 years, the North and South said in the inter-Korean summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the South's President Moon Jae-in.
Mr Trump has said he is looking forward to the meeting with Mr Kim and it "should be quite something". Moon gave Trump credit in January.
Ahead of an historic meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump expected within the next three to four weeks, Kim told South Korea's president that two tunnels at the nuclear test site are still in good condition, playing down worldwide speculation that the site was so badly damaged by nuclear explosions that it can no longer be used.
Trump's aides will then say that he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize more than Obama did. While no specific clarification has been made on the denuclearization of North Korea, (not Korea Peninsula), and no reference to human rights abuses, there is hope that Trump will be "bold" enough to whisper these in Kim's ears when he meets him later in the year.
Pompeo noted that the administration's objective is "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization" with North Korea.
Abe also said Moon conveyed to Kim the Japanese prime minister's ideas about the issue as well as relations between Tokyo and Pyongyang. The real test of Kim's commitment for denuclearization will be measured in the level of transparency he provides to weapons inspectors and whether he will take steps to dismantle his nuclear infrastructure. Now, I think most people know that the North Korean media, which is tightly controlled by the government, reported extensively on the summit.
A state dinner proceeded in an "amicable atmosphere overflowing with feelings of blood relatives", KCNA noted. The agreement also includes language about ending all hostile acts between North and South Korea, cooperating on humanitarian issues, and transitioning the demilitarized zone (DMZ) into a peace zone.
"It's never gone this far". This enthusiasm for them wanting to make a deal ... It declared North Korea a "world-level politico-ideological and military power" and said it would contribute to building "a world without nuclear weapons".
The diplomatic climate has changed dramatically this year, as Kim has ended his global seclusion, reaching out to South Korea, the USA, and China. "The public conversation should now shift from speculation on whether North Korea would consider denuclearization to how South Korea and the United States can advance this denuclearization pledge in concrete steps in light of North Korea's reciprocal demands for concrete steps toward an eventual peace agreement".
Mattis has said the U.S. is "optimistic right now that there's opportunity here that we have never enjoyed since 1950" and any progress will be up to the diplomats.
The co-founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has apparently agreed to meet with MEPs at the European Parliament next month. Stevens pressed him on whether Facebook read any terms and conditions of developers who put apps on the platform prior to 2014.
On the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft , news broke regarding the expected retirement of Dallas Cowboys' tight end Jason Witten . However, the plot twist in this situation is Witten wants to be in the broadcasting booth with FoxSports this year.
From 11 May, new members will pay $119 Dollars per year for a subscription, up from $99 USD right now. Profit hit $1.6 billion, or $3.27 a share, compared with $724 million, or $1.48 a share, a year ago.
Still, the January-March increase came in better than expected, supporting hopes for a solid rebound for the rest of the year. That was the largest increase since the first quarter of 2007 and followed a 0.5 percent rise in the fourth quarter.
However, the German joked the same courtesy would not be afforded should Everton or Manchester United ever come calling. He had that hard part of the season and it was quite quick learning - and he did.
Trump will decide by May 12 whether to restore the sanctions, which would probably result in a reduction of Iranian oil exports. American crude oil output has overtaken that of top exporter Saudi Arabia.
Barring a trade Friday, the Rams' first pick will not come until the 23rd selection in the third round, the 87th overall pick. He's the first ME draft pick since Trevor Bates of Westbrook was selected in the seventh round by Indianapolis in 2016.
Uganda recently backtracked on a deal with Israel to absorb several thousand migrants following days of negotiations in Kampala. The plan had targeted some 42,000 migrants of Eritrean and Sudanese origin now living in Israel.
Fire Chief Steve Panger said local authorities were still working with federal agencies to determine the cause of the explosion. There were no reported deaths, but at least 11 people were injured, including one who was seriously hurt.
The net profit leaped 35 percent to Dollars 7.4 billion, with diluted earnings per share up 36 percent to USD 0.95. Windows OEM revenue rose by four percent, while Windows commercial products and cloud services were up 21 percent.
Voting was 316 to 245, majority 71, to carry over most of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights into domestic law post-Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May doesn't really have a choice, the bank's PowerPoint slideshow says.
Analyzing each of the Bears' Day 3 draft picks
Downside: Fitts will transition from defensive end, although he did stand up at the line of scrimmage some at Utah. He played outside linebacker in 2016 and had 10 tackles for loss and 3 1/2 sacks before moving inside last season.
Hayden Hurst selected No. 25 overall by Baltimore Ravens
With the No. 238 overall selection in the seventh round Saturday, the Ravens took Ferris State defensive end Zach Sieler . Yes, at the end of a long day, the Eagles ultimately capitalized on the fall of one of the draft's elite quarterbacks.
Patriots trade for 49ers OT Trent Brown
BC-FBN-Patriots-49ers Trade, 1st Ld-Writethru, 15549ers trade T Trent Brown to Patriots for pickEds: APNewsNow. Brown passed a physical Friday at the Patriots facility to ratify the trade, NFL Media reported.
Alfie Evans' dad calls for 'Alfie's Army' to STAND DOWN
Pope Francis has offered prayers and support for Alfie and his parents, including meeting Tom Evans in an audience. On Tuesday, a high court judge decided that the boy's parents could not take him overseas for further treatment.
Former President George HW Bush tweets thanks to Houston
The nation's 41st president has been in hospital since Sunday, a day after the funeral for Barbara Bush , his wife of 73 years. Bush has been moved out of the intensive care ward at a Houston hospital, according to a family spokesperson.