U.S. urged to create 'right' conditions for talks with N Korea

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U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun arrives at a meeting with the media in Bangkok, Thailand, on December 15, 2017.

Joseph Yun, the man who has been working behind the scenes for the United States to keep "back channel" lines of communication open with North Korea, announced this week that he would retire, effective on Friday.

Nauert said that despite the loss of a key point man, and while there is still no us ambassador to South Korea or confirmed assistant secretary of State for the region, "our diplomatic efforts regarding North Korea will continue based on our maximum pressure campaign to isolate" the government of leader Kim Jong Un.

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The special envoy's authority to engage with North Korea appeared to be undercut by a tug-of-war between the White House and State Department over North Korea policy under Trump.

Trump threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea and also called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a "Little Rocket Man", while North Korea denounced Trump as a "mentally deranged" U.S. dotard.

"Although U.S. strategy is supposedly maximum pressure 'and engagement, ' Joe Yun was the only one seriously trying engagement", said Mark Fitzpatrick at the International Institute for Strategic Studies think tank.

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"We are sorry to see him retire, but our diplomatic efforts regarding North Korea will continue based on our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the DPRK until it agrees to begin credible talks toward a denuclearized Korean peninsula", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

Joseph Yun, 64, said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accepted his resignation "with regret" after 23 years of civil service.

"It is really my decision".

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The South Korean president's office says a North Korean delegate to Olympics has said Pyongyang is willing to hold talks with U.S. Kim Yong Chol himself is blacklisted under Seoul's unilateral sanctions against the North, which subject him to an assets freeze.

"I'm completely convinced that President Trump and his team reject the policy of containment", Graham told CNN. "There is a bit of a lull in activity and I thought it would be a good (time) to get out".

Choson Sinbo added that North Korea never begged for dialogue with the USA, according to a by South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

Another hostile step by the North, such as conducting another intercontinental ballistic missile test, would increase the chances of a USA military response. That suggests he was forced out under direct pressure from the White House. At the United Nations council on Monday, Kang said that efforts made so far to solve the issue have failed to focus on victims.

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"It's regrettable that Yun is leaving at this critical moment".

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