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Korea rejects United States call to discard nuclear weapons before talks

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North Korea has slammed Trump's unilateral sanctions against it, but it said it was open to talks with the United States during senior North Korean officials' visit to South Korea for the Olympics last month.

After the visit to North Korea the envoys will travel to the United States to brief officials, and Seoul said it would also coordinate closely with officials in Japan and China.

North Korea successfully tested around half a dozen new missiles in 2017, including two different intercontinental ballistic missiles.

It was unclear if Trump was joking or if formal U.S.

"The dialogue we desire is the one created to discuss and resolve the issues of mutual concern on an equal footing between states", the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying.

The determination, made by the department's global security and nonproliferation bureau, carries restrictions on USA foreign aid and financial and military assistance that North Korea's heavily sanctioned government is already subject to.

-South Korean joint-military exercises, warning that it would take counter measures against the United States if they went ahead.

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On Monday, Moon, who advocates dialogue with the North, said Washington needs to "lower the threshold for talks" with the North.

His comments were amid reports from several sources that President Donald Trump's administration is considering military action against North Korea, should leader Kim Jong Un's regime build a nuclear missile that could hit the United States.

The United States submitted the request a week ago, a move it says is "aimed at shutting down North Korea's illicit maritime smuggling activities to obtain oil and sell coal".

US officials have said that North Korea has used past negotiations to win economic concessions while continuing to advance its nuclear weapons program.

Suh-hoon, the chief of the South's National Intelligence Service, will jointly lead Seoul's delegation of about five to six officials, along with President Moon Jae-in's top national security advisor, Chung Eui-yong.

Earlier Trump indicated to bring a resolution to push North Korea dictated by Kim Jong Un to completely end its nuclear missile program through North Korea said to not negotiate on those terms. "Phase two may be a very rough thing, may be very, very unfortunate for the world".

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