Skip to comments.North Korea talks moving 'in right direction': US State Department
Posted on 08/14/2018 6:42:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
US talks with North Korea on denuclearisation are making progress "in the right direction," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday (Aug 14).
Nauert said behind-the-scenes discussions with Pyongyang have normalised in the wake of President Donald Trump's June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and subsequent meetings between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other top Pyongyang officials.
"We consider meetings, negotiations, conversations as we move forward behind the scenes with those negotiations to be moving in the right direction," Nauert said in a press briefing.
"Conversations with the government of North Korea are becoming a far more normal matter." The comments came after North and South Korea announced Monday that they had agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September.
Nauert would not provide details of the talks - where they were taking place, who is involved, or what issues are currently under discussion.
But she reiterated the US view that Kim told Trump he was willing to denuclearise, which is the primary US goal of the discussions.
She noted North Korea's recent release of the remains of US servicemen who died during the Korean War in the early 1950s as a sign of progress.
"That is certainly a step in the right direction," she said.
"We continue to have those conversations because Chairman Kim has committed to President Trump that they are willing to denuclearise. And so we will continue in a full good faith effort to have those conversations move forward."
That is good news.
To believe the media pundits the North Koreans are moving in the wrong direction but it looks like Trump’s talking to the dictator is changing things.
What about the reports that he’s just moving his nuclear sh!t around, which is typical of little Kimmy.
I’m sure there will be setbacks along the way. This is a long hard road. However, the key is that we are moving forward toward eventual de-nuclearization. This should also have a sybmiotic effect on Iran’s nuclear program as it is believed they were getting help from North Korea.
Trump has started solving international problems that have plagued us for the past 20 - 30 years (North Korea, Iran) and working on ones that have cropped up in the past 5 - 10 (Turkey, Syria). He’s doing most of this with policy and talks. He’ll get no credit from the lamestream media but I want to give him credit right here.
Our biggest longterm problem though is still China. It’s a tough nut to crack and he’s started the chipping away. I wish Russia could be part of that solution (turning them more towards the west and away from China), but that looks to be a bridge too far as long as Putin is in power.
The problems on both sides are the old men.
Change in the status quo in any form is resisted.
More typical State Department BULLCRAP. They have been this way, dishonest with the American People, for as long as I can remember. Foggy Bottom is part and parcel of The Swamp.
AFP (Agence France Press). Fake news.
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