Kim Jong Un

Pompeo says has good meeting with North Korea's Kim but more needs to be done

KONFRONTASI- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible,” and discussed potential U.S. monitoring of Pyongyang’s steps toward denuclearization, South Korea’s presidential office said on Sunday.

Pompeo said his latest, fourth trip to Pyongyang was “another step forward” to denuclearization and he had a “good, productive conversation” with Kim, but more needed to be done.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held talks with Pompeo in Seoul after the top U.S. diplomat met with Kim for more than three hours during a short trip to Pyongyang that was aimed at breaking a gridlock in their nuclear negotiations.

Pompeo said he and Kim discussed denuclearization steps to be taken by the North and the issue of U.S. government monitoring of those actions, which Washington sees as vital, as well as the measures the United States would conduct in return, Moon’s office said.

Pompeo and Kim also agreed to form a working group “at an early date” to discuss the denuclearization process and the second summit, which Kim proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter last month, according to Moon’s press secretary Yoon Young-chan.

“Secretary Pompeo said he and Chairman Kim concurred that they will hold the second U.S.-North Korea summit as soon as possible,” Yoon said in a statement.

“The two sides also agreed to continue discussions to decide on the detailed timing and location of the second summit.”

While Seoul sounded upbeat, Pompeo struck a more cautious tone.

“As President Trump said, there are many steps along the way and we took one of them today,” Pompeo told Moon. “It was another step forward. So this is, I think, a good outcome for all of us.”

Trump appeared hopeful on Sunday.

“@SecPompeo had a good meeting with Chairman Kim today in Pyongyang. Progress made on Singapore Summit Agreements! I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim again, in the near future,” Trump tweeted.

Moon expressed hopes that Pompeo’s trip and the proposed second meeting between Kim and Trump would make “irreversible, decisive progress in terms of denuclearization as well as the peace process.”

Moon had his own third summit with Kim last month in Pyongyang, which was partly intended to help salvage the stumbling negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, after Trump called off Pompeo’s planned visit to the North in late August citing lack of progress.

A U.S. official who was part of Pompeo’s delegation said the trip was “better than the last time” but added: “It’s going to be a long haul.”

Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization during the Singapore summit, but Pyongyang’s actions have since fallen short of U.S. demands for irreversible steps to give up its arsenal.

At his last meeting with Moon, he expressed willingness to allow outside observations of key missile facilities and, for the first time, to “permanently” scrap North Korea’s main nuclear complex in Yongbyon.

But the inter-Korean agreement again failed to stipulate any plans called for by the United States, such as to declare a list of its nuclear weapons, facilities and materials, or a concrete timeline for denuclearization.


Seoul is keen to keep the dialogue going, with Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha suggesting Washington delay securing the list, which she said would “take a lot of back and forth,” and agree to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War in return for a shutdown of Yongbyon.

Presiden Trump dan Presiden Kim Jong Un Berpeluang Bertemu?

KONFRONTASI -  Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump mengatakan pada Minggu (27/5/2018) tim persiapan dari negaranya telah tiba di Korea Utara untuk mempersiapkan KTT Korea Utara – AS, yang sempat dibatalkan Trump pekan lalu sebelum akhirnya dipertimbangkan kembali .

Sebelumnya, Departemen Luar Negeri AS mengatakan para pejabat AS dan Korea Utara telah bertemu di Panmunjom, sebuah desa di Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) di sepanjang perbatasan bersenjata antara Korea Utara dan Korea Selatan.

Tutup Lokasi Uji Nuklir, Kim Jong-un Janji Bakal Undang Ahli AS Sebagai Saksi

KONFRONTASI-Pemimpin Korea Utara Kim Jong Un berjanji akan mengundang para ahli dan jurnalis Amerika Serikat untuk menyaksikan penutupan lokasi uji coba nuklir negara itu bulan depan, kata kantor kepresidenan Korea Selatan, Minggu (29/04).

“Kim mengatakan... bahwa dia akan melakukan penutupan tempat uji coba nuklir pada Mei, dan akan segera mengundang para ahli dari Korea Selatan dan Amerika Serikat untuk memberi tahu proses tersebut kepada komunitas internasional dengan transparansi,” kata juru bicara kepresidenan Seoul, Yoon Young-chan.

Temui Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un Tegaskan Komitmen Denuklirisasi

KONFRONTASI-Kunjungan Pemimpin Korea Utara ( Korut) Kim Jong Un ke China memenuhi undangan Presiden Xi Jinping tidak sekadar bentuk usaha untuk mempertahankan hubungan kedua negara.

Dilansir Yonhap Rabu (28/3/2018), kunjungan Kim juga terjadi di tengah rencana besar perundingan tingkat tinggi dengan Korea Selatan ( Korsel), dan Amerika Serikat ( AS). Kim dijadwalkan bertemu dengan Presiden Korsel Moon Jae In pada akhir April, sebelum melakukan perundingan dengan Presiden AS Donald Trump di Mei mendatang.

Train believed carrying top North Korean delegation leaves Beijing

KONFRONTASI-A train believed to be carrying a senior North Korean delegation left the Chinese capital on Tuesday following a dramatic whirlwind visit that some reports said included the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un.

The conservative South Korea Chosun Ilbo newspaper, citing an unnamed senior intelligence official, said the delegation had included Kim and that he had since left to return to North Korea.

South Korea’s left-leaning press Hankyoreh also reported Kim had traveled to Beijing for meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday afternoon before leaving for a “third location” on Tuesday. It did not cite specific sources.

The Hankyoreh did not specify where the “third location” was but said it could be in China.

Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post said Kim was on the train that left Beijing, citing two anonymous sources.

South Korea said it was closely watching events in Beijing, where a foreign ministry spokeswoman deflected a question on whether Kim, his sister or some other senior North Korean was visiting. South Korea’s spy agency declined to confirm the report.

“At present I have no understanding of the situation you mention. If there is news we will release it,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular daily briefing.

Diplomatic sources in Beijing said a senior North Korean official was in town, but did not know exactly who.

Bloomberg, citing three unidentified sources, reported late on Monday that Kim was in Beijing in what would be his first known trip outside North Korea since taking power in 2011.

The unconfirmed visit came ahead of planned summit meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump.

“The presidential Blue House is watching things in Beijing very closely, while keeping all possibilities open,” said the senior official in Seoul, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Improving ties between North Korea, which is pursuing nuclear and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, and China would be a positive sign before the planned summits, he said.

A Reuters reporter saw a convoy leave Beijing’s Diaoyutai State Guest House, where senior foreign leaders often stay, and drive north on Tuesday morning. It was unclear where the convoy was headed.

Later, a Reuters journalist saw what was believed to be the delegation’s train pulling out of a Beijing station. The group was reported to have arrived in China on Sunday after crossing from North Korea in the border city of Dandong.

A senior U.S. official who follows North Korea closely said the available evidence suggested that Kim had traveled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, but stressed that has not been confirmed.

Underscoring the mystery, one senior Beijing-based diplomatic source told Reuters simply: “We just don’t know.”

One source with ties to China’s leadership said it was possible Kim’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, was in town. She visited South Korea for the Winter Olympics last month, paving the way for a summit between the two Koreas.

South Korean news agency Newsis reported that Kim Yo Jong and the North’s ceremonial leader, Kim Yong Nam, were visiting Beijing, citing an unidentified North Korea-related source in Beijing.

The pair visited South Korean President Moon Jae-in at his office in Seoul during the Winter Olympics in February.

The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it was unlikely Kim Jong Un would have sent his sister on such an important mission, unlike her ceremonial visit to South Korea for the Olympics.

On the contrary, the official said, a summit with Xi would underscore Kim’s standing as a world leader.

Gedung Putih Berharap Pertemuan Trump-Kim Terlaksana

Konfrontasi - Gedung Putih mengaku berharap rencana pertemuan bersejarah antara Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump dengan pemimpin Korea Utara Kim Jong Un, dapat terlaksana.

Sementara itu Pyongyang hingga kini belum berkomentar secara terbuka mengenai kemungkinan pertemuan kedua pemimpin tersebut.

Sebelumya pada pekan lalu, seorang delegasi dari Korea Selatan yang mengunjungi Korea Utara mengatakan bahwa Kim berharap bisa bertemu Trump dan presiden Korea Selatan untuk membicarakan masalah denuklirisasi.

Media Korea Utara membenarkan adanya kunjungan dari Seoul, namun tidak melaporkan isi pembicaraan dalam kunjungan itu.

Saat ditanya apakah diamnya Korea Utara berarti kemungkinan pertemuan antara Trump dengan Kim tidak akan terjadi, juru bicara Gedung Putih Sarah Sanders menjawab, “Tentu saja kami berharap akan terlaksana. Tawaran sudah disampaikan dan kami menerimanya. Korea Utara telah menjanjikan sejumlah hal dan kami berharap mereka bisa menepatinya. Jika demikian, maka pertemuan akan terlaksana sesuai rencana,” kata Sanders, seperti diberitakan Reuters, Selasa (13/3/2018).

Pihak Korea Selatan mengatakan bahwa Pyongyang masih diam karena berhati-hati dalam menyiapkan pertemuan itu. Sementara Menteri Luar Negeri Amerika Serikat Rex Tillerson mengaku berharap bisa mendengar langsung dari Pyongyang.

“Kami belum menerima jawaban resmi dari rezim Korea Utara terkait pertemuan puncak Korea Utara dengan Amerika Serikat,” kata Baik Tae-hyun, juru bicara kementerian Unifikasi Korea Selatan.

“Saya menduga mereka menghadapi persoalan ini secara hati-hati dan butuh waktu untuk menyiapkan sikap,” kata dia.

Di sisi lain, Tillerson menegaskan bahwa sejumlah hal masih perlu dilakukan untuk menyepakati lokasi dan poin-poin perundingan.

“Ini masih dalam tahap awal. Kami belum mendengar langsung jawaban dari Korea Utara,” kata dia saat mengunjungi Nigeria.

Kim Jong Un Siap Berdialog dengan Korsel

KONFRONTASI-Pemimpin Korea Utara ( Korut), Kim Jong Un, menegaskan siap membuka pintu dialog dengan tetangganya, Korea Selatan ( Korsel).

Dalam pandangan Kim, baik Utara maupun Selatan harus mengesampingkan masal lalu dan meningkatkan relasi dalam usaha melakukan reunifikasi.

"Masing-masing harus menurunkan ketegangan di kalangan militer demi tercapainya kedamaian di Semenanjung Korea," ujar Kim dalam pidato Tahun Baru dikutip AFP Senin (1/1/2018).

Kesal Disebut Orang Tua Gila, Trump Hina Bentuk Tubuh Kim Jong Un

Konfrontasi - Presiden Amerika Serikat, Donald Trump dan pimpinan Korea Utara, Kim Jong Un, lagi-lagi terlibat dalam perang mulut. Kali ini, keduanya saling menghina kondisi tubuh. 

Perang mulut ini diawali oleh hinaan Kim Jong Un kepada Trump. Diktator itu, menyebut Trump dengan panggilan 'Orang Tua Gila'. Hinaan itu dilontarkan Kim Jong Un melalui Kementerian Luar Negerinya.

Trump sudah tentu tak terima dengan penghinaan itu. Dia lalu membalasnya dengan menyebut Kim Jong Un  'Pendek dan Gemuk'.

Karena Nuklir, Kim Jong Un Angkat Saudarinya Jadi Orang Penting di Korut

Konfrontasi - Pemimpin Korea Utara, Kim Jong Un, menegaskan senjata nuklirnya merupakan ‘alat jera’ yang sangat kuat untuk menjamin kedaulatan negaranya. Bagi dia, senjata nuklir tersebut berfungsi untuk melindungi perdamaian dan keamanan di Semenanjung Korea.

Dalam pertemuan Komite Sentral Partai Buruh, media pemerintah setempat melaporkan, Kim tengah menghadapi situasi internasional yang ‘sangat rumit’.