Russian lawmaker - North Korea's leader confirmed readiness to visit Russia: RIA

N Korea recommits to denuclearising Korean peninsula

"There's been some rhetoric, let's see what happens", Trump said.

Kim also wants everyone to know that he has the deepest respect for Donald Trump.

The remarks represent Kim's first timeline for dismantling North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. In the tweet, Trump thanked the leader and said that "we will get it done together".

Kim's expression of confidence in Trump, relayed by Seoul's envoy, prompted the U.S. president to tweet out his thanks to the North Korean leader and vow to "get it done together".

The parties are struggling to implement a 1½ page document signed by Trump and Kim in June at the first-ever summit between sitting US and North Korean leaders.

Some analysts suggested Kim was flattering Trump in hopes of dividing the president from advisers who have advocated a tougher US stand.

The intelligence chief will visit Japan on Monday for a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and return home Tuesday. "North Korea has the economic problems and there are people unhappy with that".

The last Mass Games were held in 2013, months after North Korea's third nuclear test.

The event is the second major show of military might this year following a similar procession in February, though unlike previously, Sunday's parade did not feature intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) believed to be capable of targeting the US.

Yonhap's analysts saluted the South Korean government's role as a mediator in denuclearization talks and suggested North Korea might have pumped the breaks on Pompeo's trips to Pyongyang to give South Korean officials an opportunity to remain involved in negotiations.

"The withdrawal of the USA forces, the end of the US military presence and domination is the demand of the Korean nation and the irresistible trend of the times", it said.

South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong, right, speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.

A South Korean official says North Korea's leader commented that he is committed to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The move comes ahead of Moon's third bilateral summit with Kim, which is set to take place in Pyongyang from September 18-20.

"He said he would appreciate that such good faith is accepted with good faith", Chung said.

USA intelligence officials are even more wary about Pyongyang's repeated commitments to denuclearize.

Kim's effort to ease tensions with President Donald Trump have stalled since their June summit in Singapore.

But Pyongyang has slammed Washington for its "gangster-like" demands for complete nuclear disarmament.

A separate account by North Korean state media said Kim told the delegation that he wanted progress on denuclearization, without mentioning the US or Trump.

It has been five years since North Korea last held the last Mass Games, but this year's version is set to begin Sunday.

The joint letter follows the recent resumption of temporary reunions of relatives from the two Koreas separated by the 1950-53 Korean War and comes days after top South Korean security officials returned from a meeting with Kim in Pyongyang.

"The United States shouldn't delay any further an end-of-war declaration, which the USA president promised at the Singapore summit", the North's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in an editorial.

It is likely that much of the diplomacy will fall to South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, who has made peace with the North his greatest mission as the South's leader.

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