South Korea's Moon floats summit. Will North bite?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discusses US-China relations at a US Department of State assembly on 3 May 2017

North Korea will be sending a delegation to a summit next week on Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambitious new Silk Road project, despite strained ties between Beijing and Pyongyang.

"This system imposes unduly harsh sentences for actions that would not be considered crimes in the United States and threatens U.S. citizen detainees with being treated in accordance with wartime law of the DPRK", it said.

NY [U.S.], May 11:: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has established a dedicated unit to address the concerns of Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile and to monitor the behaviour of its unpredictable leader Kim Jong-un.

"The new Mission Centre draws on experienced officers from across the Agency and integrates them in one entity to bring their expertise and creativity to bear against the North Korea target", the statement said. A veteran Central Intelligence Agency operations officer has been selected to act as head of the center and appointed Assistant Director for Korea.

Washington has suggested military action could be on the table but President Donald Trump has softened his message more recently, saying he would be "honoured" to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

"Our nuclear power is our sovereign right".

They also named a South Korean agent named Jo Ki Chol and a "secret agent" named Xu Guanghai, director general of the Qingdao NAZCA Trade Co Ltd, who allegedly met Kim in Dandong on North Korea's border with China. "It is the only way to protect the peace of the Korean Peninsula and the region", Choe told Sky on Wednesday.

He added: "The US can not attack us first..."

Han Song Ryol, the vice foreign minister, called a meeting of envoys in Pyongyang on Thursday to outline the North's allegation that the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining in the assassination plot, which the North's Ministry of State Security claims was thwarted last month.

A "Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the United States imperialists and the puppet clique".

China, though, has not invited North Korea's rival South Korea to the conference, citing its dispute over a US defense missile system's presence in their country, reported the South China Morning Post.

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