Skip to comments.North Korea says Trump was open to easing sanctions with 'snapback' clause - South Korean media
Posted on 03/25/2019 7:18:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was open to easing sanctions on North Korea provided there was a 'snapback' clause if the North restarted nuclear activities, according to South Korean media reports of a North Korean statement.
The new statement from a March 15 news conference by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Trump had a "flexible position" on the issue during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last month.
However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton "created an obstacle", South Korean news agencies Yonhap and Newsis reported late on Monday.
The second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi broke down without resolution but North Korea has continued to speak positively about Trump. Choe said relations between the two leaders were still good and that "the chemistry is mysteriously wonderful", according to news reports from the media conference in Pyongyang.
News reports at the time did not mention Choe saying Trump had been flexible about easing sanctions on North Korea provided there was a 'snapback' clause. There was no explanation for the apparent omission.
Trump said on Friday he decided against imposing new large-scale sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme.
He has stressed since the collapse of the Feb. 27-28 summit his good personal relationship with Kim. His administration has repeatedly said it was willing to reengage, although there has been no sign of direct contact between Washington and Pyongyang.
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And we would believe Euro fake news..why?
Trump just gained a “lot more flexibility” in his position vs. NK. Who’d want to deal with a guy who is under investigation for potential crimes? No more.
I’m sure that Dictator Xi had his input from Peking as well.
I had understood that Bolton sabotaged any deal with NK, but I don’t have a link. I don’t have much use for Bolton.
More likely Bolton and Pompeo letting themselves be seen as the “sticking points” as flak-takers for their President.
That link would be Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), out of Pyongyang. They are the official DPRK state-controlled wire service.
“We would be fools to not see it as it is”
Except we have no substantiation of your assertions.
News reports at the time did not mention Choe saying Trump had been flexible about easing sanctions on North Korea provided there was a ‘snapback’ clause. There was no explanation for the apparent omission.
It’s better than American fake news, which isn’t saying much.
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