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Trump expects next summit with North Korea's Kim early next year

10 November, 2018, 10:06 | Author: Ted Wilson
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet North Korea's number two Kim Yong-chol in NY on Thursday, the State Department said.

"We are going to make it another day", he said.

USA critics say that North Korea has yet to make any concrete concessions and it has rejected demands for what it described as its "unilateral disarmament". "The sanctions are on".

"Russia requested consultations on the topic of sanctions against North Korea during tomorrow's general consultations at UN SC".

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The Democrats have traditionally advocated engagement with the reclusive state and sought to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis diplomatically - the same direction the Trump administration has taken to achieve the "final, fully verified denuclearization" of North Korea.

The U.S. on Wednesday denied that it plans to reduce its military presence in South Korea after remarks from its top military officer sent alarm bells ringing.

The meeting was formally announced only Monday, with the State Department saying that Pompeo will meet with Kim Yong-chol, a close aide to the leader and vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee.

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Pyongyang, which has stopped the missile and atomic testing but has so far not taken any steps considered to be irreversible to dismantle its nuclear program, demands of the american counterparts to continue to advance.

In announcing the meeting with Kim Yong-chol on Sunday, Pompeo said he expected to "make some real progress" including on laying the groundwork for a second summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un.

But the growing divide between the USA and South Korea also has many concerned, as liberal President Moon Jae-in pushes for closer Korean ties including demilitarizing the border and increasing economic cooperation. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has also accused Russian Federation of cheating on U.N. sanctions on North Korea.

The State Department on Monday announced that Pompeo would travel to NY with Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea, to meet Kim Yong-chol.

The North raised concern over the weekend when it warned via state-run media that it may resume nuclear development if the USA doesn't lift punishing economic sanctions against it. "There's no rush whatsoever", Trump told reporters at the White House.

Some analysts believe this weakened state could impact Trump's foreign policy and test his North Korean diplomatic gambit.

Democrats have said they are determined to obtain more information about meetings between Trump and Pompeo and Kim, anxious that Trump is so eager to make a "great deal" that he will give Kim too much with little in return.

Ryder added that the Pentagon has already taken measures "to support Secretary Pompeo's efforts" like suspending large-scale joint drills with South Korea earlier this year.

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