WASHINGTON — President Trump will meet with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in late February, the White House announced on Friday, renewing a high-level diplomatic dialogue that has eased tensions with a rogue nuclear state but has shown no progress in eliminating its nuclear arsenal.
A White House official said the date and the location of the meeting would be announced later, suggesting either that the Trump administration was seeking concessions from the North Koreans before Mr. Trump committed to the meeting or that the two sides were still haggling over the site and other logistical details. Vietnam, Thailand and Hawaii have all been mentioned as potential settings.
The announcement came after a 90-minute meeting in the Oval Office between Mr. Trump and Kim Yong-chol, a former North Korean intelligence chief, who has acted as the top nuclear negotiator for Mr. Kim. Mr. Trump, who had made a celebratory appearance after a session with the intelligence chief last June to announce his first meeting with Mr. Kim, this time stayed out of sight.
But his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told reporters, “We’ve continued to make progress.”
The United States, she said, will keep sanctions against North Korea in place until Mr. Kim agrees to surrender his arsenal. She added that the North had shown “good faith” in releasing imprisoned Americans.
Still, the very fact that Mr. Trump agreed to a second meeting with Mr. Kim — after North Korea’s failure to begin dismantling its arsenal following their first meeting in Singapore last June — is a sign of how quickly the president has backed away from his initial insistence on swift disarmament by Pyongyang.
And it raised anew the question of whether Mr. Trump will enter a second summit meeting better prepared than he was in Singapore. While Mr. Trump emerged from that meeting brimming with optimism and declared on Twitter that there was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” American intelligence officials have concluded that the country continues to produce nuclear fuel, weapons and missiles.
Mr. Trump has said in recent months that he does not expect the negotiations to produce a quick result, arguing that the halt in nuclear and missile testing by North Korea for the past 13 months — and his personal relationship with Mr. Kim — had taken the urgency out of the disarmament issue.
“I got all the time in the world,” the president said in New York in September. “I don’t have to rush it.”
Mr. Kim, for his part, has balked at dealing with anybody but Mr. Trump. He rebuffed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whom Mr. Trump put in charge of the negotiations, and told the president in a letter that he preferred to deal directly with him.
There have been no substantive working-level negotiations between the two sides since last fall. While Mr. Pompeo emerged from a meeting with Mr. Kim in October declaring that the North Korean leader told him “he’s ready to allow” inspectors into a nuclear testing site that the North had blown up, that inspection has yet to happen.
Larger issues of inspection will hang over the next meeting as well. One subject under discussion with the North, according to officials of several countries briefed on the talks, is whether the country would “freeze” its nuclear fuel and weapons production during negotiations, so that the country’s arsenal does not grow while talks drag on.
“But that would require highly intrusive inspections, across the country,” said Jung Pak, a former senior C.I.A. analyst now at the Brookings Institution. “Previous negotiations have fallen apart because of our insistence on those inspections. And who is going to take North Korea’s word on whether it is truly freezing its program?”
Some analysts and diplomats said they worried that by agreeing so readily to another meeting, Mr. Trump was inviting the same situation as in Singapore — a press extravaganza that produces little in the way of concrete achievements.
“You have to be afraid that we are playing into North Korea’s hands,” said Joseph Y. Yun, a former State Department official who has negotiated with the North. “They want to wait, and have as much time as possible elapse when they don’t do anything significant to denuclearize, and become accepted regionally and globally as a nuclear state.”
The risk was even greater, some said, because of the multiple political and legal challenges facing Mr. Trump, from the government shutdown to the investigation of ties between his presidential campaign and Russia.
“The timing is advantageous to the North Koreans, because Trump needs some sort of win now,” said Victor D. Cha, who negotiated with Pyongyang during the George W. Bush administration and was briefly considered by Mr. Trump as ambassador to South Korea.
Among the potential risks, experts said, is that Mr. Trump would accept a deal with Mr. Kim that would freeze his nuclear program and dismantle his intercontinental ballistic missiles, but leave in place the North’s arsenal of intermediate and short-range missiles.
That would rattle Japan, which lies in range of those rockets. The Japanese are also concerned that Mr. Trump, long a critic of the expense of maintaining an American military presence in Asia, would agree to pull troops out of South Korea and Japan.
Still, South Korea welcomed the announcement, with a government spokesman saying he expected the second Trump-Kim summit meeting to be “a turning point for solidifying a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.”
The first step the North Koreans were expected to take after the June meeting was a detailed inventory of their nuclear assets. That was to include the number of weapons they have produced — variously estimated at 20 to 60 nuclear bombs — the locations of those weapons, any nuclear materials used to produce new weapons and a detailed list of their missiles and missile launchers.
The United States wanted to use the list to truth-test the North, comparing it with what American intelligence agencies have gathered over the past 30 years. But the North Koreans have complained that the inventory would amount to a targeting list, guiding the United States on what to attack should Mr. Trump ever order a pre-emptive strike.
For months that standoff produced a stalemate in diplomatic talks, along with the American insistence that major steps toward denuclearization would have to precede any initial lifting of sanctions.
The arrival of Kim Yong-chol, and his stay at a hotel in Dupont Circle, was an unusual spectacle for a senior North Korean, particularly since the United States suspects him in the torpedoing of a South Korean naval ship, and one of the most aggressive cyber takedowns of an American company, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Despite leading one of the world’s most reclusive states, Kim Jong-un has proved to be an adroit figure on the world stage. This month, he spent three days in Beijing, where President Xi Jinping of China and his wife, Peng Liyuan, hosted a dinner for Mr. Kim and his wife, Ri Sol-ju.
Analysts said the visit not only enabled Mr. Kim to line up China’s support of his continued negotiations with Mr. Trump, but also sent a signal to the American president that he was not the only game in town.
During previous visits to China by Mr. Kim, Mr. Trump has complained that Mr. Xi was encouraging the North Korean leader to drive a hard bargain with the United States. But Mr. Trump said nothing during this last visit, which came as his aides were negotiating with China to try to bring an end to an escalating trade war between the two countries.
Vietnam appears to be the leading candidate to host the meeting. North Korea maintains diplomatic relations with it, and the United States could point to Vietnam as a country run by former enemies who have turned into trading partners.B:
2017年055期管家婆图库小鱼儿【因】【为】【是】【家】【宴】，【所】【以】【丫】【头】【们】【都】【还】【在】【偏】【殿】【那】【边】【等】【着】，【大】【殿】【里】【有】【宫】【女】【伺】【候】，【所】【以】【自】【然】【就】【不】【必】【让】【丫】【头】【们】【再】【上】【来】【了】。 【这】【里】【是】【皇】【宫】，【皇】【帝】【太】【后】【也】【都】【在】，【自】【然】【不】【敢】【有】【人】【对】【苏】【婉】【央】【做】【什】【么】【手】【脚】，【就】【算】【是】【想】【做】【什】【么】，【也】【不】【会】【傻】【到】【挑】【这】【一】【天】【来】【下】【手】。 【苏】【婉】【央】【用】【袖】【子】【遮】【住】【嘴】，【无】【聊】【地】【打】【了】【一】【个】【哈】【欠】，【然】【后】【就】【摆】【弄】【着】【面】【前】【的】【茶】【杯】，【这】【家】【宴】【要】
【但】【简】【云】【是】【她】【的】【朋】【友】，【她】【无】【法】【袖】【手】【旁】【观】。 “【崔】【医】【生】【果】【然】【是】【你】【安】【排】【的】【人】。” 【穆】【七】【夜】【微】【微】【一】【笑】。 【在】【简】【家】，【她】【明】【里】【暗】【里】【得】【到】【了】【崔】【荼】【蘼】【的】【不】【少】【帮】【助】。 【甚】【至】【能】【够】【进】【入】【简】【云】【母】【亲】【病】【房】【的】【钥】【匙】，【也】【是】【崔】【荼】【蘼】“【无】【意】”【间】【落】【下】【留】【给】【她】【的】。 【所】【以】【她】【才】【会】【猜】【测】，【崔】【荼】【蘼】【是】【穆】【薄】【言】【安】【排】【的】【人】。 【穆】【薄】【言】【点】【头】，【并】【没】【有】【多】【言】，
“【谢】【谢】【导】【演】。” 【回】【到】【休】【息】【室】，【白】【墨】【晚】【有】【些】【沮】【丧】。 【易】【连】【枫】【等】【人】【十】【分】【不】【解】，“【怎】【么】【了】？” “【唉】，【我】【果】【然】【太】【稚】【嫩】，【导】【演】【给】【出】【五】【分】【钟】【命】【题】【表】【演】，【可】【有】【效】【时】【间】【内】【我】【却】【没】【有】【表】【演】【完】，【节】【奏】【和】【剧】【情】【的】【把】【控】【太】【差】【劲】。” 【罗】【婧】【安】【慰】，“【别】【气】【馁】，【至】【少】【通】【过】【本】【次】【试】【镜】【发】【现】【自】【己】【的】【不】【足】【之】【处】，【我】【们】【有】【收】【获】【的】。” “【嗯】。”【可】
“【回】【来】【了】！” 【贾】【岩】【在】【远】【离】【能】【量】【圈】【差】【不】【多】【亿】【万】【里】【左】【右】【距】【离】【处】，【就】【卸】【下】【了】【携】【带】【而】【来】【的】【物】【资】。 【而】【且】【这】【些】【物】【资】【卸】【在】【次】【空】【间】【三】【层】【深】【度】，【一】【般】【而】【言】【除】【非】【有】【次】【空】【间】【天】【赋】【者】【经】【过】，【否】【则】【不】【知】【道】【具】【体】【方】【位】【的】【强】【者】，【就】【算】【刻】【意】【过】【来】【搜】【索】【都】【难】【以】【搜】【到】【这】【些】【物】【资】。 【万】【无】【一】【失】【后】，【贾】【珑】【就】【再】【次】【调】【整】【自】【己】【的】【实】【力】，【恢】【复】【到】【最】【最】【顶】【峰】【的】【状】【态】，2017年055期管家婆图库小鱼儿“【我】【是】【死】【是】【活】，【跟】【你】【没】【有】【一】【点】【关】【系】！” 【宋】【甄】【珠】【静】【静】【站】【在】【那】【里】。【还】【是】【没】【有】【开】【口】【说】【一】【句】【话】。 “【以】【后】，【不】【要】【再】【出】【现】【在】【我】【的】【视】【线】【里】。” 【杨】【连】【云】【终】【于】【移】【开】【了】【眼】【光】，【看】【向】【了】【窗】【外】。 “【我】【不】【需】【要】【你】【感】【谢】【我】。【我】【也】【没】【有】【任】【何】【目】【的】，【甚】【至】，【我】【并】【没】【有】【接】【近】【你】。”【宋】【甄】【珠】【缓】【缓】【开】【口】，【声】【音】【清】【脆】【好】【听】，【像】【一】【股】【清】【泉】【水】【在】【缓】【慢】【流】【淌】
【纪】【凡】【回】【到】【京】【都】【后】【比】【从】【前】【更】【加】【忙】【碌】，【只】【他】【回】【来】【对】【希】【希】【也】【不】【是】【全】【然】【没】【有】【好】【处】。 【至】【少】【他】【跟】【何】【保】【国】【的】【接】【触】【越】【来】【越】【密】【切】，【他】【们】【两】【家】【人】【相】【互】【间】【的】【来】【往】【也】【更】【密】【切】【了】【几】【分】。 【纪】【凡】【再】【如】【何】【不】【情】【愿】【也】【要】【带】【希】【希】【和】【叶】【回】【到】【何】【保】【国】【家】【做】【客】，【反】【之】【亦】【然】。 【两】【家】【的】【孩】【子】【可】【以】【在】【一】【起】【玩】【得】【好】，【除】【了】【纪】【凡】【其】【他】【人】【都】【是】【乐】【见】【其】【成】，【他】【反】【对】【似】【乎】【也】【没】
“【谁】？” 【一】【声】【冷】【喝】【声】【突】【然】【间】【猝】【不】【及】【防】【的】【传】【入】【黄】【子】【谦】【的】【耳】【中】，【一】【时】【间】，【黄】【子】【谦】【便】【有】【些】【惊】【慌】【起】【来】。 “【明】【明】【没】【人】【看】【见】【啊】！”【黄】【子】【谦】【只】【感】【觉】【自】【己】【口】【干】【舌】【燥】，【心】【跳】【也】【逐】【渐】【加】【快】，【而】【刚】【刚】【吼】【叫】【出】【声】【的】【那】【人】，【也】【率】【着】【几】【名】【夏】【军】【兵】【士】，【向】【着】【黄】【子】【谦】【的】【方】【向】，【急】【急】【地】【靠】【了】【过】【来】。 “【可】【恶】【啊】，【这】【咋】【办】？” 【黄】【子】【谦】【的】【身】【旁】【只】【有】【并】