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Morning Joe had a chuckle on Thursday after President Trump got on Twitter to thank Kim Jong Un for his alleged recommitment to the denuclearization of North Korea.

According to the South Korean officials, Kim said his faith in Trump was "unchanged" and he wanted denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and an end to hostile relations with the United States before Trump's first term ends in early 2021.

Cracks have started to develop in their relationship however, with a key visit to North Korea by USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo being cancelled last minute over "lack of progress". "We will get it done together!" Kim said he'd take "more active" measures toward denuclearisation if his moves are met with corresponding goodwill measures, Chung said. "He expressed his strong will to carry out more proactive measures toward denuclearisation if action is taken in response to the North's preemptive steps".

Visiting media representatives in recent days have been invited to tour cutting-edge facilities and historical sites, as Kim has pledged to boost the country's economy instead of developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The date of the talks, which will come on the eve of a gathering of world leaders at the United Nations at the end of September, was to be released later Thursday.

Rather than just supporting more military pressure on North Korea, New Zealand should be pushing the Trump administration to concede more - like a permanent end to war games with South Korea, security guarantees to North Korea, and sitting down with the leaders of both Koreas, plus China, to work out a Korean Peninsula Peace Treaty.

Although North Korea stages military parades nearly every year, and held one just before the Olympics began in South Korea in February this year, Sunday's parade comes at a particularly sensitive time.

Performers dance in front of portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Moon, who discussed his plans with President Donald Trump by telephone on Tuesday, said his envoys had a crucial task that could determine the prospects for lasting peace. Kim dismissed such worries, Chung said, and told the South Korean delegation that a formal end of the Korean War would not be linked to the withdrawal of the U.S. troops.

Stephen Biegun, newly-appointed U.S. envoy for the North, said last month Kim had promised "final, fully verified denuclearization" at the Singapore summit.

Putin warned past year about the consequences of war between the United States and North Korea as the two squared up over Kim's nuclear programme.

The anniversary celebrations on Sunday will feature the first military parade since leader Kim Jonhg-un and US President Donald Trump held their historic summit in June in Singapore.

On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, "We haven't had any nuclear tests, we haven't had any missile tests, which we consider a good thing". Earlier this year, Kim also returned what the White House has said are the remains of service members who fought in the Korean War.

The United States, however, has said it is committed to building a peace mechanism if North Korea denuclearizes. But negotiations have made little progress, while signs North Korea has maintained work on its weapons have emerged.


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