It did not specify what those instructions were. In Tokyo, Pence announced new sanctions on North Korea that he promised would be the toughest ever, due to be unveiled soon.
Moon should also do more to expand the scope of his diplomatic efforts to create momentum for North Korea's talks with the United States and Japan. "So the maximum pressure campaign is going to continue and intensify".
Liberty in North Korea, an organization dedicated to helping North Koreans find freedom overseas, told the world that while Kim Yo Jong made headlines, there are a number of North Korean people who are actually worth knowing.
Tillerson again said on Monday it was up to North Korea to decide when it was ready to engage in a "sincere" and "meaningful" way and that it was too early to judge whether a new diplomatic process was underway. He is entertaining a North Korean offer to visit Pyongyang.
She met Moon on Saturday at his office in Seoul and, in her capacity as special envoy for her brother, invited the South Korean leader to visit the North. Korea, coming from a place of really huge poverty, has built an incredibly wealthy and vibrant society and it has built a society that has a very strong emphasis on education, a very strong emphasis on infrastructure.
President Moon and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon also called on the North Korean delegation.
In considering responses to the overture, the parties concerned must not forget the ultimate goal of putting a permanent end to tensions in the Korean Peninsula and ensuring that Pyongyang will abandon its nuclear ambitions once and for all.
A top U.S. Navy commander is the latest voice in the military to express skepticism over North Korea's recent charm offensive. That may be a bridge too far for North Korea, which is adamant that the worldwide community accept its nuclear status.
A South Korean official said Seoul's stance was that separate talks with North Korea by South Korea and the United States should both lead to the denuclearization of the North while sanctions and other pressures continue to be applied.
"I said a year ago that it was critical that the USA maintain a strong sense of resolve in order to bring Kim Jong Un to his senses, not his knees", Harris said.
Dr Tony Michell, a North Korea expert and managing director of the Euro-Asian Business Consultancy, said that President Moon would be likely to wait until after the mid-June local elections if he decided he would be prepared to go on the trip Pyongyang. The North Korean leader was reportedly impressed by "the features of the south side, which specially prioritised the visit of the members of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.and expressed thanks for them".