Pyongyang has ordered an army takeover of an industrial complex run jointly with South Korea. This comes after Seoul pulled South Korean workers off the project in response to a recent long-range rocket launch and nuclear tests by the North.
Seoul has not received an official response from North Korea after Donald Trump agreed to talks between the nations' leaders. A South Korean official says Pyongyang likely "needs time to organize its stance."
The two Koreas have agreed to hold a joint summit and set up a telephone hotline between their respective leaders. The North said it was willing to abandon its nuclear arsenal if its security is guaranteed.
Seoul says it will send a 10-member delegation to North Korea for talks on promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula. The announcement comes amid a rare thaw in ties between the two sides, driven by the recent Olympics.
The most senior South Korean officials to travel to the North in decades are seeking to ease nuclear tensions with the US. The delegation became the first to meet Kim Jong Un since the leader took office in 2011.
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