North Korea replaces top three military officials

From left South Korea's National Defense Minister Song Young-moo U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera join hands before their trilateral meeting at the 17th International Institute for Strategic Studi

North Korea’s Top 3 Military Officials Have Been Replaced Ahead of President Trump, Kim Jong Un Summit

Before previous important meetings, including his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April, Kim has limited his public activities and he is expected to be concentrating on preparations for the USA summit. Both sides say they are in favor of it, but there is a yawning gap between their definitions.

Mattis has tended to stay away from commenting publicly on the upcoming summit, which Trump has confirmed will take place in Singapore on June 12, and instead deferred to the State Department.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the construction of the "Wonsan-Kalma shore Tourist Zone" in this undated photo released by KCNA in Pyongyang May 25, 2018.

The Singapore dialogue will be the first time a sitting USA president has met a North Korean leader.

The U.S. campaign to economically isolate North Korea will continue, the White House press secretary said Monday, even as preparations advance for President Donald Trump's summit next week with Kim Jong Un.

But it is the meeting in Singapore on 12 June with President Trump that is the most high-profile and which has the most at stake, with the U.S. demanding the full denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the North seeking to ease crippling sanctions.

The most expensive suite at the Fullerton costs over W6.4 million a night, a huge sum for the cash-strapped North Korean regime (US$1=W1,075).

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Asked whether he would discuss human rights issues at the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump gave a vague answer, saying: "Could be". North Korea's leadership is believed to regard nuclear weapons as crucial to its survival, while Kim has said he plans to focus on economic development.

That means the summit will begin at 1pm on June 12, NZ time.

"The North appears to have brought in new figures amid the changes in inter-Korean relations and the situation on the Korean Peninsula as the previous officials lacked flexibility in thinking", the source said.

Last month, North Korea interrupted the détente that had been developing on the peninsula by cancelling high level talks with South Korea and publishing vitriolic attacks against the USA in state media.

All the newly promoted officials are younger than their predecessors, including 63-year-old Ri Yong-gil, who is 21 years younger than Ri Myong-su, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, the U.S. team in Singapore ended weeklong discussions with North Korean officials last week and had finalized logistical details for the summit, which played a key role in giving Trump the confidence to reinstate the summit on Friday, CNN reported, citing a senior White House official.

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