July 13, 2018: The diplomat, in collaboration with the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, says he discovered the location of a secret North Korean uranium enrichment plant called Kangson of the US Secret Service. The existence of a second secret North Korean uranium enrichment plant was first made public in a May 2018 Washington Post article. According to the diplomat, a U.S. administration source confirmed that the identified site corresponded to the one that the U.S. secret service called Kangson and which has been monitoring for more than a decade. On May 16, 1961, Park Chung-hee took power in a South Korean military coup. During the decade, Korean reunification was advocated in order to revitalize the economies of both countries. In the 1970s, countries resumed negotiations with the success of Korea`s détente and economic development. The South Korea joint statement of July 4 was drafted but not implemented. South Korea was governed by the Yushin Constitution and the impetus for reunification on the peninsula came to an end. May 6-9, 2016: North Korea holds its seventh congress for its ruling Korean Workers` Party.
During Congress, Kim Jong Un described North Korea`s nuclear policy and said that North Korea „will not use nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is attacked by aggressive enemy forces with nuclear weapons, as it had already explained.” October 2-4, 2007: South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun travels to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to discuss prospects for reconciliation and economic cooperation. This is the second time in history that such discussions have taken place at the summit level. 25-28 February 2004 A second round of six-party talks will be held in Beijing. Little progress has been made, although both sides agree to hold a new round table before the end of June 2004, as well as a working group meeting to be held beforehand. South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Lee So-hyuck is presenting a proposal — both china and Russia support — to provide energy aid to the North in exchange for a freeze on its nuclear program, as well as a promise to dismantle it. Wang Yi, the Chinese envoy at the six-party talks, then said that „sharp” differences remained between Washington and Pyongyang. According to the Japanese Foreign Ministry, North Korea and other participants are dividing two specific topics….