(The Hill) Zack Budryk - 11/10/19 09:00 AM South Korean officials reportedly said Sunday that the U.S. is working very actively to bring North Korea back to the negotiating table ahead of a year-end deadline for flexibility from the Trump administration on denuclearization. The South is taking the North Korean deadline very seriously" South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong said according to Reuters. South Korea Chung said has also developed a serious of contingencies for a scenario in which the deadline passes with no progress according to Reuters. Only if talks between high-rank officials happen and lead to substantial progress will the third North Korea-United States summit be possible" he added at a press conference marking the midpoint of President Moon Jae-ins term. As you know the North side has shown the year-end deadline considering that position of the North Korean side we are closely coordinating with the U.S. side" he said. In April North Korean leader Kim Jong Un imposed a year-end deadline for the U.S. to demonstrate increased flexibility on the denuclearization experts but talks have stalled between the two nations for months. The stalled negotiations are also straining ties between the North and the South with Kim recently ordering the removal of the capitalist" facilities built by South Korea in Mount Kumgang a North Korean resort and has rejected a proposal of negotiations from the South and said it will limit communications to document exchanges according to the news service.
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