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Trump Contrasts North Korea Results: Obama Was ‘Very Close’ to War

08 July, 2018, 01:47 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • US Marines help a wounded buddy on the Naktong River front in South Korea in 1950

The agreement signed between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 committed the two sides to improve their relations, work towards denuclearization, and recover the remains of USA soldiers killed during the Korean War.

Pompeo reportedly brought two gifts for Kim from Trump - the CD and a letter, according to The Chosunilbo.

The network news said Pompeo's response did not appear to confirm or deny the newspaper's report.

No further meetings between the two leaders have been scheduled since their historic talks in Singapore last month, but rumours are swirling that the U.S. could hold out the possibility of another meeting as a "carrot" to encourage the North Koreans to meet their commitment to denuclearize. The first time Trump called Kim "Rocket Man" was during an address to the UN General Assembly on September 19, 2017, when he warned against North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The Donald has referred to Kim as "Rocket Man" before, such as when he spoke at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama last September.

Allegedly, the CD was one two gifts sent with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on his two-day visit.




Hoffman ended by saying negotiations with the Soviet Union under President Reagan took years to play out and the situation with North Korea is still in its early days.

"I had a very good feeling about him", he said.

Pompeo arrived at Pyongyang's Sunan Airport on Friday afternoon, where Kim and other officials, including Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Kim Chang Son, a senior official at the State Affairs Commission, and others were at the tarmac, ready to greet him and the US delegation, South Korean news service EDaily reported. "I think we understand each other".

He will be meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un among other officials at the government guest house, where he will stay overnight for the first time. He said the Trump administration can not give in to demands from Russian Federation and China to loosen sanctions before denuclearization is achieved. We'll see. All I can tell you is this.

Sources close to the Trump administration have said on background that Mr. Pompeo's immediate goal is to try and nail down a date for the coming weeks or months by which the North Korean leader must publicly declare of his nation's nuclear production facilities, weapons and nuclear-capable missiles.

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and head of the CIA's Korea Mission Center Andrew Kim - both of whom attended working-level talks with DPRK officials at Panmunjom last weekend - are expected to join the team in Pyongyang separately.

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