Pompeo’s North Korea Visit Suspended

Pompeo’s North Korea Visit Suspended

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On Friday, Trump tweeted the following:

“I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

“Additionally, because of our much tougher Trading stance with China, I do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were (despite the UN Sanctions which are in place).”

Pompeo’s visit is delayed until US trade war on China is resolved, he said. Multiple rounds of talks achieved nothing because US demands are unacceptable.

Beijing may suspend further ones until after America’s November midterm elections. China Power Project director Bonnie Glaser believes if talks are halted until Sino/US trade differences are resolved, “it will take a long time.”

Global Times said “two-day vice-ministerial level trade consultations (this week) produced no significant progress,” adding:

“The US side wanted to know if the pressure exerted on China worked and if China caved in. The Chinese side wanted to know if the US tough stance had softened.” 

China accused the Trump regime of trying to undermine its economic sovereignty, vowing not to accept unreasonable demands.

Pompeo was scheduled to visit Pyongyang on Monday, along with newly appointed Trump regime special envoy to the DPRK for denuclearization talks Stephen Biegun.

Harsher US measures on North Korea may follow if talks fail, possibly a military option. Washington demands the DPRK hand over around two-thirds of its nuclear arsenal to the US in six to eight months.

Its demands are eminently reasonable, including its security guaranteed by Washington and other countries, unacceptable sanctions lifted, a peace treaty formally ending the 1950s war, along with normalizing relations with the US and world community.

The Obama regime raped and destroyed the country based on Big Lies. A fully denuclearized North Korea without ballistic missiles leaves its territory vulnerable to the same fate.

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