But make no mistake, these talks represent a new chapter in the ongoing saga between the the United States and the North.
"The United States strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons to conduct an assassination", the statement read. These sanctions are in addition to existing US comprehensive sanctions against targeting unlawful North Korean activities.
The investigation found Kim Jong-nam was murdered with the highly toxic liquid nerve agent VX used as a chemical weapon, resulting in automatic sanctions in compliance with the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991.
But experts remain skeptical, and only reports from South Korea say that Kim is willing to talk about denuclearization. The news was received well in the South. They were the first South Korean officials to meet the young North Korean leader since he took power after his dictator father's death in late 2011.
"We proceed from the fact that the sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, in particular, on North Korea, are legitimate", the diplomat said.
"The summit will not be affected by the South Korea-U.S. joint military drills on the Korean Peninsula set for April".
South Korean officials had a four-hour dinner with Kim Jong-un on Monday.
CNN's "New Day" host Chris Cuomo, an outspoken Trump detractor known for combative interviews with White House surrogates, complimented the president on Tuesday.
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"The North expressed its willingness to hold a heartfelt dialogue with the United States on the issues of denuclearization and normalizing relations with the United States".
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to give up his nuclear arsenal in return for a security guarantee from the United States.
"How could the president ask me that kind of question when he's the one who handles all information on security, military situations and international affairs?"
Vice President Mike Pence responded to what South Korea reported as Kim Jong Un embracing the idea of denuclearizing his country to advance the peace process by implying the US may still use military force.
Chung also announced that a hotline between Kim and Moon would be installed and that the first phone call would take place before their summit at the end of next month.
"I think that they are sincere". He also tweeted that "the World is watching and waiting!" and that "the U.S.is ready to go hard in either direction!". The two Koreas have held unprecedented diplomatic talks.
Moon expressed hope for resumption of dialogue between the U.S. and the North, which he earlier called a prerequisite to resuming multilateral negotiations aimed at ridding the North of nuclear weapons.
He died in February 2017, shortly after Siti Aisyah and Doan Thi Huong accosted him as he checked in for a flight at Kuala Lumpur airport. The women claim they were tricked by North Korean agents who told them they were taking part in a prank television show.