The UN Security Council has so far restricted sanctions exemptions to non-commercial infrastructure projects and would likely need to pass an entirely new resolution on North Korea for inter-Korean economic activities to resume, which is hard to imagine until Kim takes deeper steps toward completely and verifiably relinquishing his nuclear weapons, said Lim Soo-ho, an analyst at the Seoul-based Institute for National Security.
The South Korean diplomat met with reporters at Incheon International Airport and said he plans to meet with US special representative for North Korea Biegun and other members of the Trump administration.
"I am not the national security decision-maker", Mr Bolton added later.
The last was on June 14 previous year, a day after the first Kim-Trump summit in Singapore.
According to senior American officials, during the week leading up to the Hanoi summit, the North Koreans had demanded the lifting of effectively all UN Security Council economic sanctions imposed on Pyongyang since March 2016.
In return, Pyongyang was offering only to close part of the Yongbyon complex, a sprawling site covering multiple facilities - and the North is believed to have other uranium enrichment plants.
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North Korea wanted sanctions relief in exchange for the dismantlement of a major nuclear weapons research site at Yongbyon.
In the meeting at the Blue House, which was attended by his prime minister, secretaries, some ministers and the National Intelligence Security director, Moon spent the entirety of his opening remarks on the second summit between Kim and Trump and how Seoul can help overcome the impasse.
The failure of President Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un revealed the fundamental weakness of Mr. Trump's strategy for addressing the growing nuclear threat from North Korea.
Even if Sohae is being rebuilt after the failed summit, Kim isn't violating any agreement with the US, notes David Wright, co-director of the global security program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Instead, he was presented by Mr. Kim with a patently unacceptable offer that left him no choice but to walk away.
"There is nothing that restricts North Korea's ability to do testing of its ballistic missiles", he says. They described it as an effort to support diplomacy aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis.
"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere", she said.