South Korea's top security advisor Chung Eui-yong made a surprise visit to the White House last week, where U.S. President Trump relayed a congratulatory message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Trump had also reportedly expressed his will to resume dialogue with Pyeongyang but the friendly gestures weren't enough for North Korea to change its hostile stance.
The regime has once again made clear it will not give up its nuclear program for sanctions relief saying it has been 'deceived' by the U.S. government.
To South Korea, the regime bluntly warned Seoul to stay out of the North's affairs with the U.S.
Today we go in-depth, on the latest rapport between Trump and Kim Jong-un and the prospects of nuclear talks moving forward with Dr. MIN Jeong-hun, of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy.
1. N. KOREA WON'T GIVE UP NUCLEAR WEAPONS FOR SANCTIONS RELIEF
2. N. KOREA SAYS KIM'S GOOD 'PERSONAL' FEELINGS ABOUT TRUMP DON'T AFFECT STANCE
3. HOW WILL U.S. TAKE N. KOREA'S LATEST STATEMENT?
4. N. KOREA SLAMS S. KOREA FOR MEDDLING IN ITS AFFAIRS WITH U.S.
5. PROSPECTS OF IMPROVED INTER-KOREAN RELATIONS
6. TRUMP TELLS KIM JONG-UN HE WANTS TO RESUME TALKS: REPORT
7. DETAILS ON S. KOREA'S TOP SECURITY ADVISOR AND TRUMP
8. TRUMP'S FRIENDLY GESTURE, NOT ENOUGH TO RE-ENGAGE N. KOREA IN TALKS?
9. POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER N. KOREAN PROVOCATION STILL LINGERS?