Mike Pompeo (right)Photo: Reuters
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo responded to North Korea’s Declaration of “predatory” policies imposed during the negotiations, reports The New York Times. According to the diplomat, if the assessment of Pyongyang would be truthful, then we must assume that “the whole world as a robber”.
Pompeo also found the media guilty because assessment of the talks on his part and on the part of the DPRK is very much different. “If I paid attention to everything the press writes, I’d go crazy,” he said.
The Secretary of state added that Washington is ready to make some concessions to Pyongyang during the process of denuclearization, but only to improve bilateral relations and security guarantees. “But economic sanctions are a completely different story,” he said.
Earlier, North Korea criticized the talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula with Pompeo. Pyongyang said that Washington imposes unilateral “extortionate” demands.
The Secretary of state of the United States described the talks as successful. He said that he had made progress “in almost all the main points” of the negotiations, including the timing and stages of denuclearization.
Pompeo was on a visit to North Korea on 6 July for the third time. About the program the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, U.S. President Donald trump and the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-UN agreed during a meeting in Singapore on June 12. The concept of “complete denuclearization” Washington includes the elimination of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction and missiles and all relevant objects.
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