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Pompeo shrugs off 'gangster' rebuke from North Korea

Pompeo shrugs off 'gangster' rebuke from North Korea”

Following his latest visit to Pyongyang, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied Sunday in Tokyo that Washington has softened its stance against North Korea, saying the U.S.is still demanding "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization (CVID)" of the nuclear-armed hermit state.

A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs criticized the United States' "unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization" and suggested the talks "brought us in a unsafe situation where we may be shaken in our unshakable will for denuclearization, rather than consolidating trust between the DPRK and the U.S".

Pompeo said a Pentagon team would be meeting North Korean officials on or about 12 July at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working-level talks would be held soon on the destruction of North Korea's missile engine testing facility.

The statement rejected what it described as Washington's "gangster-like" demand for rapid nuclear disarmament.

Pompeo visited the Communist country for the third time on Friday - the first following the historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Trump in May - in an effort to encourage Pyongyang to get rid of its nuclear weapons, which received a chilly response from North Korean officials.

"There will be a verification connected to the complete denuclearization, that's what President Trump and Chairman Kim both agreed to", he said.

Mr Trump in turn offered security guarantees to Pyongyang and pledged a halt to large-scale military drills with South Korea. You asked Pompeo: "'Did he sleep well?' If you knew what I knew about what we could do to the leadership of North Korea, you wouldn't sleep very well", Graham said. "The miracle can be yours, it can be your miracle in North Korea as well". He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realise economic benefits in return.

"The United States has been clear on what we seek from North Korea.", Pompeo said.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday extolled improved relations with Vietnam as a model for rapprochement with North Korea.

Right now, North Korea appears to believe so too. "When we spoke to them about the scope of denuclearization, they did not push back", Pompeo told the press conference.

The model of trying to defeat the USA in a war clearly isn't meant to be what North Korea takes from this. It wasn't my language; it was the language of Chairman Kim. "The U.S. should make a serious consideration of whether the toleration of the headwind against the wills of the two top leaders would meet the aspirations and expectations of the world people as well as the interests of its country", the statement concluded.

Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, says North Korea could dismantle its nuclear arsenal within a year, but other USA officials have said they hope it can be accomplished by the end of Trump's first term in the White House, in January 2021.

The United States may not ultimately agree to North Korea's goals, but Wit and others said that talks should continue.

He said the key to Vietnam's rise was post-Vietnam War engagement with the United States, which began in 1985, when the countries started working together to repatriate remains of USA service members lost in Vietnam.

It could move by one day or two where there will be discussions between the folks responsible for the repatriation of remains.

On his two previous trips to Pyongyang, the secretary of state met with Kim to lay the groundwork for the summit.



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