South Korea has offered high-level talks at the border village of Panmunjom just a day after North Korea suggested that it was interested in sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics. They would be the first meetings for more than two years.
But the main issue of nuclear weapons isn't something that Kim Jong Un is looking to compromise on. In the same speech seeking talks with the South, he said that the United States should be aware that his nuclear forces are a reality, not a threat and that he has the nuclear button on his desk
Monopolising on Donald Trump's divisive, insult hurling style of diplomacy, analysts say the North Korean leader may be trying to drive a wedge between Seoul and its ally as a way to ease international isolation and sanctions. Both of which have until now appeared to have little effect