Trump touts tough approach to North Korea, Iran

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Dallas Friday

President Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Dallas Friday

On Friday, South Korean authorities called on the activists to immediately stop sending anti-Pyongyang leaflets to North Korea.

North Korea pushed back its standard time by 30 minutes in August 2015, claiming the move was aimed at removing the vestige of Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula.

Trump, speaking at the annual National Rifle Association in Dallas on Friday, says it was his "position of strength" that is bringing Pyongyang to the negotiating table.

During the historic inter-Korean summit last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in pledged to end all hostilities and work towards peace on the peninsula.

Next week, an ICAO delegation led by Pacific Regional Director Arun Mishra and Director of Air Navigation Bureau Stephen Creamer will travel to North Korea to further discuss the proposal, along with "other air navigation and safety matters".

According to the Yonhap news agency, the incident occurred in the town of Paju near the border with North Korea.

Pyongyang has long wanted to see an end to the United States military presence and nuclear umbrella over the South, but it invaded its neighbour in 1950 and is the only one of the two Koreas to possess nuclear weapons.

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He tweeted on Wednesday: "As everybody is aware, the past Administration has always been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail". The leaflets also denounce the North Korean government for their human rights abuses and defectors have vowed to challenge a ban on sending propaganda across the border.

ReutersDonald Trump has previously threatened to "destroy" North Korea.

"Chairman Kim... said two clocks were hanging on the wall in the waiting room of the Peace House", Senior Secretary to the President for Public Communication Yoon Young-chan said at a special news conference.

That event did not slow the North's nuclear drive, but the situation looks more upbeat this time, Hong Min, analyst at the Korea Institute for National Unification, told AFP.

"... Pyongyang time shall be reset into GMT+09:00 (30 minutes earlier than the present time) with the 135th degree of east longitude as prime meridian", the decree read.

"If they shake the alliance for the sake of denuclearizing North Korea", he added, "we will have an economic crisis before a security crisis".

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