Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

North Korea says USA 'gangster-like' over denuclearisation

North Korea says USA 'gangster-like' over denuclearisation

The statement said that those remarks were due to the fact that Washington had betrayed the spirit of last month's summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un by making unilateral demands on the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

According to the report from The Post, the talks did not go well-with a statement from North Korea suggesting the USA had not been willing to compromise.

His tweet follows U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo's visit to North Korea last week for the first high-level talks on denuclearisation since Mr Trump and Mr Kim met in Singapore in June.

"If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster", said Pompeo, noting that USA demands for North Korea to denuclearize were supported by a consensus among U.N. Security Council members.

Pompeo has been criticized by some USA media and some Washington foreign policy observers for the lack of results and acrimony from Pyongyang, but two former United States officials who have negotiated with North Korea cast his talks in a more positive light. -North Korea talks, the government also suggested it was taking a cautiously optimistic view of events.

"On [July] 3, a lecture explaining how South Korea is a decaying and diseased society was held for locals", said Daily NK's source in North Hamgyong Province.

"Our military will carry out planned standalone drills this year and decide on joint exercises through close consultations with the United States", Defence Minister Song Young-moo said. "If I paid attention to the press, I'd go nuts".

Syrian government forces bombard rebel fighters in Deraa
The first round of talks on Saturday prompted rebels to walk out, saying Russian terms amounted to a humiliating surrender. There were no immediate reports of a resumption of bombing or other hostilities after the collapse of the talks.

"The North Koreans are going to use that to their advantage".

Meanwhile, reports suggest that the Kim regime has continued to expand its nuclear arsenal, even after Trump declared that the North Korean nuclear threat was extinguished. "Some places a great deal of progress, other places there's still more work to be done", said Pompeo, according to a pool report from USA reporters who accompanied him to Pyongyang.

During that meeting, leaders will also address the destruction of a missile-testing facility in North Korea, which was first brought up during the summit in Singapore. For most South Koreans, there's no real training, with people standing around in gathering spots, staring into their phones or looking frustrated. The White House said before the trip that he would meet Kim. "We gotta give Pompeo that flexibility to continue these efforts, to push hard and see where we end up", he said.

"There will be a verification connected to the complete denuclearisation, it's what President Trump and Chairman Kim both agreed to", he added.

"The settlement of outstanding issues surrounding North Korea, including nuclear, missile and abduction, will be extremely important to Japan, and that will also be extremely important for regional peace and stability", Abe said at the outset of the talks.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said her country did not believe Washington had softened its demands, as some US officials and analysts have suggested.

Mr Pompeo said that in past two decades, United States bilateral trade with Vietnam had grown 8,000 per cent, and American companies had poured in billions of dollars of investments.

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