"Furthermore, denuclearisation will not by itself put an end to the longstanding North Korean threat to the outside world".
The Panamanian cargo ship Sky Angel arrived at Incheon port with 4,156 tons of coal and the Sierra Leone-registered Rich Glory at Pohang with 5,000 tons after carrying them from the Russian port of Kholmsk in October previous year.
Chosun Ilbo also reported that the South Korean Foreign Ministry learned about two cargo vessels suspected of carrying North Korea coal shortly after the ships entered South Korean ports in October previous year, citing lawmaker Chung Byoung-guk of Bareun Future Party.
According to the official findings of a South Korean government probe into the disappearance of Korean Air Flight 858 in 1987, Kim and another North Korean agent planted time bombs on the plane, which exploded near Myanmar, killing all of the 115 people on board.
North Korea's media intensified its demands on Monday for South Korea to implement its summit agreement to work toward declaring an end to the Korean War, calling it a "historic task" that can not be delayed anymore. We have no time limit.
South Korea has requested an exception to North Korea sanctions to boost its recent efforts to promote inter-Korean exchanges.
The top U.S. military commander on the Korean peninsula said Friday that even as the United States and North Korea work on easing tensions and working toward denuclearization, diplomacy between the two nations was operating in an environment "void of trust".
Pompeo said "the scope and scale" of denuclearization "is agreed to" and "the North Koreans understand what that means", though he didn't elaborate and sidestepped a question on what the first step should be. You're being tough on China, and you should be, but China is pulling North Korea back.
More recently it obtained permission from the UNSC to temporarily lift sanctions in order to set up a military hotline with North Korea.
China and Russian Federation, which are standing members of the UNSC, have already called for sanctions to be eased. He is expected to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in September.
The extension of work visas was banned under UNSC Resolution 2375 in September previous year.
This week, South Korea received exemptions from the Security Council committee monitoring North Korea sanctions for communications lines between the North and South and for some goods for the North including furniture, transport vehicles and a bus.
As he did Monday, Trump has publicly professed satisfaction at the pace of negotiations with North Korea, saying last week there was "no rush" in completing talks with Pyongyang because US and United Nations economic sanctions against North Korea remain in place.