N.Korea FM lauds Kim for thawing inter-Korean ties

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-North Korea summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Its sole goal will be to establish a direct hotline between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which Cheong Wa Dae officials earlier said would enable "frequent" discussions between the two leaders.

Chinese officials were not immediately able to comment.

North Korea has not fired a nuclear weapons test since November 28 with an uneasy silence falling over the Korean Peninsula. Officials in Seoul have said the summit, which is to take place in Panmunjom, will focus on North Korea's nuclear disarmament, although Pyongyang has not confirmed this through its state-run media.

Speaking separately, a source in China's Dandong, a port city lying on the Yalu River across from North Korea, told RFA he had seen a group of buses carrying North Korean workers arrive on March 30 from North Korea's Sinuiju city, just across the border. They also suggested he could be "dissuaded from the use of nuclear weapons, by means of a policy of deterrence and containment".

"Kim Jong-un seems to see such weapons as insurance against any threat to his regime's survival", the report noted.

'He is ruthless, like other Communist dictators before him, but he is rational'.

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"Earlier this month, more than 400 North Korean women workers were newly dispatched to the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture", a source in China's Jilin Province told RFA, adding this shift "is a sign of the impact of Chairman Kim Jong Un's visit".

The select committee report also covers the cyber threat posed by North Korea after the Wannacry attack by Kim's hackers.

The United States, China and South Korea are now pursuing three different North Korea strategies.

The WannaCry attack hit targets across the world, including the NHS, in what is thought to be one of the most damaging cyber-attacks yet in the UK.

The two Koreas are set to hold talks this week to install what will be the first direct hotline between their leaders, who are set to hold their first meeting in person later in the month, officials from the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday.

"With North Korea unconcerned by who gets hurt when it lashes out, the United Kingdom will continue to be at risk from North Korean cyber-attacks".

North Korea's official news agency KCNA had said that a delegation headed by Ri left on Tuesday to meet other foreign ministers in Azerbaijan and to visit Russian Federation, but made no mention of China.

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