Harsh words may mean North Korea seeking deal with Trump

North Korea says it won’t bow down to “gangster-like” U.S. on denuclearization

Pompeo shrugs off NKorea's 'gangster' rebuke, cites...

"The United States has been clear about what we seek from North Korea to set in motion this great chain of events", Pompeo said in Hanoi. "If I paid attention to the press, I'd go nuts".

"We expected that the U.S. side would bring itself with a constructive proposal which would help build up trust true to the spirit of the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks", the statement read.

A letter from Kim to Trump was also delivered to Pompeo through Kim Yong-chol, a top North Korean party official. On the contrary, some voices within the country insist that any policy on North Korea be approved by the Congress and the subject of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea should be out of the ambit of the talks. He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realise economic benefits in return.

"The U.S. side came up only with its unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization", the North Korean statement said.

Earlier reports pointed to progress being made between the two countries, with commitments for new discussions on denuclearisation and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War.

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In contrast, the North Korean spokesman said "phased, simultaneous actions" are "the quickest way of realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

The North has declared Mr Trump's moves as "gangster-like" since the summit between the two leaders.

When a reporter asked about North Korea's Saturday comments, Pompeo didn't seem too bothered.

For the USA, it means North Korea will abandon its nuclear program and give up its arsenal under what it calls a "complete, verifiable, and irreversible" process.

According to the Pentagon, North Korean officials have indicated in the past that they have the remains of as many as 200 U.S. troops. "But this expectation and hope of ours were so naive as to be gullible".

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While his talks with North Korean officials were conducted in good faith and they reaffirmed their commitment to abandoning nuclear weapons, he said, the United States sanctions against the nation will remain in place.

His two days of talks with senior North Korean officials had "made progress", and included a "detailed and substantive discussion about the next steps towards a fully verified and complete denuclearization, he said". He further said he got no apparent push-back during the talks themselves.

The senator's comments come just one day after North Korea's official KCNA news agency released a statement from an unnamed foreign ministry spokesperson which said that "the attitude of the U.S. was indeed regrettable" during Pompeo's talks with Pyongyang. And he said the deal he struck with Kim meant there was "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea", and that "everybody can now feel much safer".

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, said on Twitter there was a danger of military action because Trump might now say he had tried diplomacy but was betrayed by Kim. "The North Koreans understand that and have not challenged that". "But this one I don't think turned out well because of the difference that we have in terms of what each side wants to achieve".

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