Gangneung offers hanok village to North Korean visitors


US President Donald Trump has said that he saw "a lot of good energy" from the inter-Korean talks that happened for the first time ever on Tuesday after a gap of two years.

He refuted a Wall Street Journal report that said he was contemplating a strike against North Korea.

President Donald Trump predicted the crisis between the United States and North Korea would be resolved without war, tamping down tensions that he has helped stoke in the region.

It added: 'The anti-Trump book is sweeping all over the world so Trump is being massively humiliated worldwide'. He hoped that that the first North-South Korea talks since 2015 might lead to success for the world. "With all of the failed "experts" weighing in, does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn't firm, strong and willing to commit our total "might" against the North", the president tweeted. "A lot of good energy", he added.

President Trump, who has repeatedly called Kim Jong-Un "Rocket Man" and his government a "band of criminals" while threatening to destroy the country with "fire and fury", said Thursday that he has a "very good relationship" with the Korean dictator.

An agreement for North Korea to send athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South signals a step change in relations, analysts say, but will do little to curb Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities. The two sides agreed to further talks aimed at reducing tensions on the peninsula they share. Kim, in turn, has called Trump a "dotard" an insult for a senile older person.

North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Games is a tacit guarantee that it will refrain from such provocations during February and March, when the Olympics and Paralympics are held.

Trump stunned the United Nations in August by vowing that North Korea would be met by "fire and fury" if it threatened the US or its allies.

The two Koreas have agreed to reopen an emergency communications hotline.

Despite all the bluster, North Korea started dialogue with South Korea, Newsweek magazine reported, and said it now will be sending a team and a high-level delegation to the Winter Olympics.

He welcomed them, but warned that his country would continue to work with the worldwide community to apply pressure on the North to give up nuclear weapons.

Kim warned he had a nuclear button on his desk and the "entire mainland of the United States is withing the range of our nuclear weapons".