Was removing Kim Jong-un always part of the deal?

North Korea's Kim Jong Un pushing up property prices in Chinese city as he embraces peace

A concession of this magnitude was an important moment clearing the way for meaningful and substantive talks about a denuclearized North Korea; talks which are set to occur between President Trump and the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, next month.

Since Kim Jong Un became the first leader of North Korea to cross the demilitarized zone separating his country from the South to meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in at Panmunjom, demand for real estate in Dandong has been skyrocketing.

As Pompeo spoke on several Sunday morning talk shows, the Pentagon said three American prisoners freed by North Korea had left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington and been reunited with their families.

Despite of all the tensions, North Korea has recently released detained U.S. citizens and it is seen as a step towards positivity by the Trump administration.

A delegation of North Korean officials visited China on Monday in what appears to be a trip aimed at discussing follow-up measures to a recent summit between their leaders and cooperation on the upcoming U.S. According to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, the North has resisted a request by the United States to relocate thousands of North Korean nuclear engineers-a move to assure the North can not restart nuclear development in the future.

Kim Dong-chul was arrested in 2015 in North Korea, two years before the other hostages, on spying charges.

Later in the day, they stopped by a Chinese Academy of Sciences facility in the Zhongguancun High-tech Zone, which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited in March. Suggesting there may already be progress, Kim announced that his country's nuclear test site will be dismantled May 23-25, and invited global and media observation.

A diplomatic source says the North may have sent the delegation to explain to China some developments regarding next month's U.S. South Korea, which had policy differences with the United States at the time, was not a signatory.

When President Trump ran for office in 2016, he promised that he would bring his skills as a shrewd business negotiator to the table.

It took them seven years to have their first face-to-face encounter, but only five weeks for a reunion. Doing so would strike "a critical blow to the core foundation of the North Korean power structure", he said.

While no official data are available showing how much the city's house prices have climbed since North Korea's newfound rapprochement, Dandong has historically been a laggard.

So the likely scenario would be, according to Thae, Pyongyang would agree to SVID instead-sufficient, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization-by downsizing its nuclear stockpile. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dictated the terms and said that these were necessary steps. But Kim could have done the same by presenting the invitation as a symbol of US commitment to a security guarantee for the North. In that case, as many are anxious about, the United States and North Korea could fall towards military confrontation.

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