Publicado: Sáb, Marcha 16, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

Earlier on Friday, a spokeswoman for South Korea's Ministry of Unification told a press briefing that the weekly inter-Korean meeting scheduled at a liaison office in Kaesong, North Korea, had been cancelled after the North Koreans said they would not be sending senior officials.

She said Pyongyang now has no intention of compromising or continuing talks unless the United States takes measures that are commensurate to the changes it has taken - such as the 15-month moratorium on launches and tests - and changes its "political calculation".

She added: "I want to make it clear that the gangster-like stand of the U.S. will eventually put the situation in danger".

Choe questioned the claim by Trump at a news conference after the talks in Hanoi broke down that the North was seeking the lifting of all sanctions against it, and said it was seeking only the ones that are directed at its civilian economy.

"In Hanoi, on multiple occasions, he spoke directly to the president and made a commitment that he would not resume nuclear testing nor would he resume missile testing", Pompeo said.

"What is clear is that the US has thrown away a golden opportunity this time". North Korea has always been good at throwing brushback pitches, spiking up hostile statements while looking for diplomatic openings. The U.S. has said since then that it will only accept its definition of "complete denuclearization" - the total dismantlement of North Korea's weapons of mass destruction program.

"We've discussed their reaction and our reaction", Bolton said.

Choe had said after the Hanoi talks that Kim might lose his commitment to pursue a deal with the United States after seeing it reject a request to lift some sanctions in return for the North destroying its main known nuclear complex.

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North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un is understood to be preparing an announcement where he will outline his future position on the denuclearisation of the peninsula.

Mr Pompeo said Kim Jong-un had promised US President Donald Trump in Vietnam that testing would not resume.

"We continue to work" to deliver on that, Pompeo said.

The Asian Forum Japan's Senior Fellow, Jonathan Berkshire Miller, said that following the "humiliating" summit in Hanoi, Kim used his address to reiterate to the global community that North Korea wasn't looking to have all sanctions dating back to 2009 removed, but the sanctions that have been the most impactful.

Earlier this week, Moon Chung-in, South Korean Special Adviser to the President for Foreign Affairs and National Security, told reporters that increasing sanctions wasn't an appropriate course of action if North Korea didn't denuclearize. "I'd like to speak further within the USA government before we respond". "I have every expectation that we'll be able to continue to do that", Pompeo said Friday.

Bolton said her description of the current state of diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang was "inaccurate", while Pompeo said he has a "vague recollection of being called gangster-like" by North Korean officials before, a jocular reference to North Korea hurling the exact same epithet at him in July for the same reason.

Markey added that "should North Korea decide to abandon diplomacy or conduct new provocations, the United States must be ready to apply additional pressure on the Kim regime". "While we haven't made as much progress in the six months as I would've hoped coming in on the first day, we stay closely engaged with our counterparts in North Korea".

USA envoy Stephen Biegun has also ruled out doing denuclearization "incrementally", although he insisted on Monday that diplomacy was "still very much alive".

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