News reports from Pyongyang have said, that North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessions.
Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui blamed top US officials for the breakdown of last month’s summit in Hanoi between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un,
North Korea has no intention to yield to the US demands [at the Hanoi summit] in any form, nor are we willing to engage in negotiations of this kind.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton “created the atmosphere of hostility and mistrust and, therefore, obstructed the constructive effort for negotiations between the supreme leaders of North Korea and the USA.
Choe said Washington threw away a golden opportunity at the summit and warned that Kim might rethink a moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests.
In Washington, Pompeo and Bolton disputed the allegation. Pompeo said the USA expects Kim to live up to his promise to Trump to maintain the moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, without doing something in return?
South Korea‘s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae has come out to say Choe’s comments alone are insufficient to gauge the current situation.
China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang urged patience and further dialogue between North Korea and the USA. It’s become quite clear since Trump came into power that he alone does not decide the course of the USA.
The second Trump-Kim summit broke down over differences about the US demand for Pyongyang to de-nuclearise and North Korea’s demand for dramatic relief from international sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile tests, which it pursued for years in defense of another US military attack.
It is clear that the gangster-like stand of the USA will eventually put the situation back in danger.
Sott.net / ABC Flash Point News 2019.