Skip to comments.NKorea official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium
Posted on 03/14/2019 11:24:57 PM PDT by blueplum
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon make a decision on whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain the country's moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said, noting the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders.
Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui, addressing an urgent meeting Friday of diplomats and foreign media in Pyongyang, including The Associated Press, said the North was deeply disappointed by the failure of the two sides to reach any agreements at the Hanoi summit between Kim and President Donald Trump....
...Choe, who attended the Feb. 27-28 talks in Hanoi, said Kim was puzzled by what she called the "eccentric" negotiation position of the U.S. She suggested that while Trump was more willing to talk, the U.S. position was hardened by the uncompromising demands of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton.
"Personal relations between the two supreme leaders are still good and the chemistry is mysteriously wonderful," she added.
She said it was entirely up to Kim whether to continue the launch and test moratorium, and said she expects he will "clarify his position" within a short period of time.
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Are you saying Trump should fire Bolton and Pompeo on behalf of Kim Jong Un?
The Damnocrats should rot in hell for holding those hearings right during the NK negotiations, making President Trump appear weak during a specific time when he needed to appear to be negotiating from a position of strength.
But nobody will ever make note of this in the history books if the talks fail. Pray they don’t.
Just from this article, I get the sense that Kim is groveling.
They might get nuked for their trouble.
I think it is funny that NK is blaming Pompeo and Bolton and they holding the Pres back. LOL
Trump missed a great opportunity to cave on everything and get nothing in return.
Oh well. Maybe next time.
It’s propaganda. You know: that stuff AP loves.
If a diplomat isn’t bribing, blackmailing or lying he’s not doing his job.
Bring it Fat Boy.
See if your missives make it off the launch pad this time. (They wont...)
But the return volley will be a sight to behold for the few who survive.
not at all. But why would NK view them so differently?
They think this is a narrative that our media will run with.
That’s a basic requirement of propaganda.
They don’t understand the relationship Americans have with the media. That’s very foreign to them.
IMHO, if Kim goes back to nuclear testing & missile launches, Trump should issue one secret message: “Stop it, come back to the table, or you personally are toast.”
Xi Jinping tells fat boy what to do and how high to jump. This is about US -China trade. Don’t get side tracked by the side show.
The North Koreans are shifty but Trump is sincere and only wants the best for both countries. Hopefully Kim will see that and keep the dialogue going.
The DemonRats are traitors to the Republic.
Yes they are!
I hope nobody is surprised. Kim is still a snake and always will be.
The Chicoms will want to embarrass POTUS in the run up to 2020.
Right, the Chinese will see it as in their interest to hurt Trump. If he makes real progress with North Korea, that could help him in the election in 2020. Plus Kim may decide that having a Democrat President would be going back to a US policy of appeasement.
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