What can weigh heavily on these positive notes is the position of the United States, when President Trump will hold a summit with the North Korean leader.
The success of the summit held between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart President Kim Jong-un exceeded all optimistic expectations as the two leaders seemed to forge not only a warm personal rapport, but also struck broad agreements on most if not all the issues dividing the two countries.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on April 28 - a day after Kim met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In - that the presence of USA troops there is part of the negotiations to be held with allies South Korea and Japan and with North Korea.
Trump said on May 4 that the summit's location and timing were already set and would be announced "soon". According to CBS News, the "North's official news agency quoted a Foreign Ministry spokesman".
Other sites that have been touted as a potential location for the summit are Sweden, Switzerland and Mongolia.
Amidst the claims from President Trump [VIDEO], the North Korean leader wants to make clear that the topic of denuclearization and agreeing to meet with President Trump was his decision.
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KCNA earlier said Kim proposed returning North Korea to the South's time zone because it was "a painful wrench to see two clocks indicating Pyongyang and Seoul times hanging on a wall of the summit venue". North Korea is accusing the USA of "deliberately provoking" it and warning the US not to misinterpret "the peace-loving intention of the DPRK as a sign of weakness". He also threatened the North Korean leader with "fire and fury".
"This act can not be construed otherwise than a unsafe attempt to ruin the hard-won atmosphere of dialogue and bring the situation back to square one", he added.
Not everyone is convinced North Korea will give up all its nuclear weapons though, with some experts still very skeptical.
South Korea's presidential Blue House said on April 29 that Kim was ready to hold talks with Japan at "any time".
The White House has said its pressure campaign on North Korea will continue until the North dismantles its nuclear program.
The three men - Kim Hak-Song, also known as Jin Xue Song; Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-Duk; and Kim Dong-Chul - were seized between 2015 and 2017 and accused of a variety of anti-state offenses.
Dr. David Kay, Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies said up to 300 inspectors would be needed in the North, but it would be hard to find enough specialists with the necessary skills and experience.