South Korea’s Moon replaces unification minister to improve ties with Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister who played a major role in last year’s detente with the North, his office said on Friday, and named a longtime confidant to lead Moon’s drive for “a new Korean peninsula.” Kim Yeon-chul, a pro-engagement scholar who heads the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, will replace Cho Myoung-gyon pending a confirmation hearing. The appointment of Kim Yeon-chul, a staunch backer of Korean reconciliation, may further


South Korean President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister who played a major role in last year’s detente with the North, his office said on Friday, and named a longtime confidant to lead Moon’s drive for “a new Korean peninsula.” Kim Yeon-chul, a pro-engagement scholar who heads the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, will replace Cho Myoung-gyon pending a confirmation hearing. The appointment of Kim Yeon-chul, a staunch backer of Korean reconciliation, may further
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South Korea's Moon replaces unification minister to improve ties with Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has replaced his unification minister who played a major role in last year’s detente with the North, his office said on Friday, and named a longtime confidant to lead Moon’s drive for “a new Korean peninsula.”

Kim Yeon-chul, a pro-engagement scholar who heads the state-run Korea Institute for National Unification, will replace Cho Myoung-gyon pending a confirmation hearing.

“He’s the right man who can actively embody the president’s vision for a new Korean peninsula, a new peace and cooperation community, by carrying out the Unification Ministry’s main policy tasks without a hitch and implementing inter-Korean agreements in a speedy manner,” Moon’s spokesman told a news briefing.

The change was part of Moon’s largest cabinet reshuffle since taking office in 2017, with new ministers for the interior, land and transportation, culture and sport, oceans and fisheries, science and technology, and small and medium enterprises.

The shake-up allows incumbent aides to run in parliamentary elections next year, analysts said, and turns a page for an administration facing a sluggish economy and sagging popularity.

The removal of Cho, who has yet to say if he will enter politics, comes a week after the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to narrow their differences on dismantling the North’s nuclear programme and U.S. willingness to ease sanctions.

The failed summit was a blow for Moon, who had hoped U.S. sanctions relief would boost South-North projects including a factory park, tourism zone and railway network.

Ahead of the Hanoi summit, a rift opened within Moon’s administration over how to advance Korean ties without undercutting international sanctions and the alliance with the United States.

Some top aides, including national security adviser Chung Eui-yong, had pushed for the economic projects to go ahead. Cho and other aides favoured sticking to Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign to force the North’s denuclearisation.

Cho’s advocacy of strict sanctions enforcement surprised — and drew complaints from — many officials.

The appointment of Kim Yeon-chul, a staunch backer of Korean reconciliation, may further improve ties with the North, officials said.

It could also signal deeper divisions within Moon’s government, some analysts said, and fuel U.S. concerns that the South may be moving too quickly with the North.

Kim, 55, is a North Korea studies professor and adviser to a previous administration in which Moon also served.

More recently, he advised Moon’s office on Korean summits before moving to head the think tank affiliated with the Unification Ministry.

Kim was a vocal critic of the 2016 decision to close the Kaesong factory after Seoul’s then-conservative government said the North had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean firms to bankroll its weapons programmes.

A private panel appointed by the Unification Ministry under Moon said there was no evidence to back up that charge, and Kim has since called for the factory to reopen.

The factory, alongside a railway and tourism project, are important parts of Moon’s initiative to build a pan-peninsula economic community which he has said will also benefit South Korea’s economy.


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North Korea has been studying Vietnam’s reforms for years

“Reform is a difficult process – some gain or benefit, (others) will lose power.” U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are due to meet in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday. The North Korean delegations also studied how Vietnam managed to normalize political and economic relations with Washington, said Doanh, who is now senior fellow at the economic college of Hanoi National University. Vietnam’s economic transition has managed to “mobilize the whole dynamism, the creativ


“Reform is a difficult process – some gain or benefit, (others) will lose power.” U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are due to meet in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday. The North Korean delegations also studied how Vietnam managed to normalize political and economic relations with Washington, said Doanh, who is now senior fellow at the economic college of Hanoi National University. Vietnam’s economic transition has managed to “mobilize the whole dynamism, the creativ
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North Korea has been studying Vietnam's reforms for years

“Reform is a difficult process – some gain or benefit, (others) will lose power.”

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are due to meet in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday. It will be their second summit following last June’s meeting in Singapore. The key issues on the table will be the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, as well as sanctions on Pyongyang, which have taken a toll on the North’s economy.

The North Korean delegations also studied how Vietnam managed to normalize political and economic relations with Washington, said Doanh, who is now senior fellow at the economic college of Hanoi National University.

A series of reforms undertaken in the 1980s and 1990s paved the way for communist-controlled Vietnam to re-enter the global market and become one the region’s fastest growing economies.

Even in the midst of reforms, the Southeast Asia nation has managed to retain tight control over its people and economy, and is widely touted as a potential model for Pyongyang to follow.

Vietnam’s economic transition has managed to “mobilize the whole dynamism, the creativity and deliver the determination of the Vietnamese people to come to develop,” said Doanh. “I think it is a very good experience for North Korea.”

However, he cautioned: “Reform is a difficult process — some gain or benefit, (others) will lose power.”

North Korea’s Kim has allowed some markets in his country to develop, introduced more Special Economic Zones and called for factories to expand their product ranges to cater for diverse consumer tastes.

— Reuters contributed to this report.

Correction: This article has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Kim Jong Un.


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Trump: I’m in no hurry to see North Korea denuclearize

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is looking forward to a good meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam and wants Pyongyang to ultimately denuclearize but is in no particular hurry. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said sanctions against North Korea would remain in place in the meantime and noted that Pyongyang has not conducted nuclear or rocket tests recently. Trump also said he spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is looking forward to a good meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam and wants Pyongyang to ultimately denuclearize but is in no particular hurry. Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said sanctions against North Korea would remain in place in the meantime and noted that Pyongyang has not conducted nuclear or rocket tests recently. Trump also said he spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday
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Trump: I'm in no hurry to see North Korea denuclearize

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is looking forward to a good meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam and wants Pyongyang to ultimately denuclearize but is in no particular hurry.

Trump, speaking to reporters at the White House, said sanctions against North Korea would remain in place in the meantime and noted that Pyongyang has not conducted nuclear or rocket tests recently.

Trump also said he spoke to South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday and planned to talk to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday.


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North Korea may choose to follow Vietnam’s economic model as it looks to open up

As North Korea signals a willingness to open up its highly centralized, socialist economy, Vietnam’s model of development is being widely suggested as a blueprint for Pyongyang to emulate. Hanoi’s ability to retain one-party rule, strict censorship, minimal dissent and a top-down system of control after integrating into the global economy is an attractive prospect for North Korea, according to analysts. To gauge lessons for its own future, North Korea has long studied communist governments such


As North Korea signals a willingness to open up its highly centralized, socialist economy, Vietnam’s model of development is being widely suggested as a blueprint for Pyongyang to emulate. Hanoi’s ability to retain one-party rule, strict censorship, minimal dissent and a top-down system of control after integrating into the global economy is an attractive prospect for North Korea, according to analysts. To gauge lessons for its own future, North Korea has long studied communist governments such
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North Korea may choose to follow Vietnam's economic model as it looks to open up

As North Korea signals a willingness to open up its highly centralized, socialist economy, Vietnam’s model of development is being widely suggested as a blueprint for Pyongyang to emulate.

Hanoi’s ability to retain one-party rule, strict censorship, minimal dissent and a top-down system of control after integrating into the global economy is an attractive prospect for North Korea, according to analysts. If Pyongyang were to ever transition into a market economy, it will likely continue to prioritize regime stability — loosening restrictions on areas such as currency and migration could be politically destabilizing for Kim Jong Un’s rule.

To gauge lessons for its own future, North Korea has long studied communist governments such as China and Vietnam, countries with state-managed growth that have integrated into the world economy. As Hanoi prepares to host the second U.S.-North Korea summit in late February, experts believe Kim may be more inclined toward Vietnamese-style liberalization.

Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh traveled to Pyongyang on Tuesday following North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s visit to Hanoi last year. That trip was reportedly aimed at studying Vietnam’s reforms, according to Yonhap News Agency. Such visits hark back to earlier years such as 2012, when a North Korean delegation visited the Vietnamese province of Thai Binh to examine rural development.


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Summit with Kim Jong Un will be held in Hanoi, Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a “very productive meeting” with North Korean officials, and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. “My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un. Earlier this week, Trump announced the dates for the second summit with Kim and said it would be he


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a “very productive meeting” with North Korean officials, and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. “My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un. Earlier this week, Trump announced the dates for the second summit with Kim and said it would be he
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Summit with Kim Jong Un will be held in Hanoi, Trump says

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that U.S. diplomats had a “very productive meeting” with North Korean officials, and he announced his summit later this month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.

“My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and date for the second Summit with Kim Jong Un. It will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 & 28,” Trump said on Twitter.

“I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim & advancing the cause of peace!” he said.

Earlier this week, Trump announced the dates for the second summit with Kim and said it would be held in Vietnam, but the city had not been disclosed.

Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea, held three days of talks in Pyongyang to prepare for the summit, the State Department said on Friday.

It said Biegun had agreed with his counterpart Kim Hyok Chol to meet again ahead of the summit.

In their talks in Pyongyang, from Wednesday to Friday, Biegun and Kim Hyok Chol “discussed advancing President Trump and Chairman Kim’s Singapore summit commitments of complete denuclearization, transforming U.S.-DPRK relations, and building a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula,” the State Department said.

Its statement, which referred to North Korea by the acronym for its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, gave no indication of any progress in the talks.

Just weeks ahead of the planned summit to follow on from an unprecedented first meeting between the leaders in Singapore last June, the two sides have appeared far from narrowing differences over U.S. demands for North Korea to give up a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States.

Biegun said last week his Pyongyang talks would be aimed at seeking progress on commitments made in Singapore and mapping out “a set of concrete deliverables” for the second summit.

He said Washington was willing to discuss “many actions” to improve ties and entice Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and that Trump was ready to end the 1950-53 Korean War, which concluded with an armistice, not a peace treaty.


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Second US-North Korea summit: What to expect

U.S. President Donald Trump is going to have to offer North Korea’s Kim Jong Un more concessions at their upcoming summit if he wants the reclusive state to make any real progress on denuclearization, political strategists say. The two leaders are due to meet in Vietnam at the end of February in what will be their second meeting in under a year. While Trump takes credit for averting war with Pyongyang, the country has yet to take concrete steps toward eliminating its weapons arsenal. In fact, nu


U.S. President Donald Trump is going to have to offer North Korea’s Kim Jong Un more concessions at their upcoming summit if he wants the reclusive state to make any real progress on denuclearization, political strategists say. The two leaders are due to meet in Vietnam at the end of February in what will be their second meeting in under a year. While Trump takes credit for averting war with Pyongyang, the country has yet to take concrete steps toward eliminating its weapons arsenal. In fact, nu
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Second US-North Korea summit: What to expect

U.S. President Donald Trump is going to have to offer North Korea’s Kim Jong Un more concessions at their upcoming summit if he wants the reclusive state to make any real progress on denuclearization, political strategists say.

The two leaders are due to meet in Vietnam at the end of February in what will be their second meeting in under a year. Since their first face-to-face sit-down last June in Singapore, fears of a full-blown crisis on the Korean Peninsula have eased as Pyongyang makes goodwill gestures such as closing its Tongchang-ri and Punggye-ri missile sites — areas that aren’t critical to the current nuclear program — as well as returning U.S. hostages.

While Trump takes credit for averting war with Pyongyang, the country has yet to take concrete steps toward eliminating its weapons arsenal. In fact, numerous reports indicate that Kim’s administration continues to advance its nuclear and ballistic missile program through ongoing production of rockets, warheads and fissile material.

Washington wants the North to provide full details of its weapons and missile program, including the size and locations of storage sites, as well as international access, Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, said in a speech last week. Kim, however, has made clear that he will only negotiate on a phased framework that requires Washington to offer concessions in sequence with and in proportion to whatever Pyongyang does.


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North Korea’s Kim appears to have a big goal: Winning Belt and Road investments from Beijing

There was ‘frustration’ in Kim Jong Un’s message: Expert 4:50 AM ET Wed, 2 Jan 2019 | 03:00But to do so, Pyongyang needs help from its rich neighbors. The nuclear-armed nation is seeking more than $7.7 million in investment, the Seoul-based online newspaper NK News reported last month, citing information from a website run by North Korea’s foreign trade ministry. Xi’s Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those needs. Pyongyang “would love to be part of Belt and Road,” Dane Chamorro


There was ‘frustration’ in Kim Jong Un’s message: Expert 4:50 AM ET Wed, 2 Jan 2019 | 03:00But to do so, Pyongyang needs help from its rich neighbors. The nuclear-armed nation is seeking more than $7.7 million in investment, the Seoul-based online newspaper NK News reported last month, citing information from a website run by North Korea’s foreign trade ministry. Xi’s Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those needs. Pyongyang “would love to be part of Belt and Road,” Dane Chamorro
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North Korea's Kim appears to have a big goal: Winning Belt and Road investments from Beijing

There was ‘frustration’ in Kim Jong Un’s message: Expert 4:50 AM ET Wed, 2 Jan 2019 | 03:00

But to do so, Pyongyang needs help from its rich neighbors. The nuclear-armed nation is seeking more than $7.7 million in investment, the Seoul-based online newspaper NK News reported last month, citing information from a website run by North Korea’s foreign trade ministry.

Xi’s Belt and Road project offers the perfect answer to those needs. China has historically been Pyongyang’s largest trading partner.

Pyongyang “would love to be part of Belt and Road,” Dane Chamorro, a senior partner in the Asia Pacific division of Control Risks, a consulting firm specializing in politics told CNBC on Friday. Kim’s government is waiting for an invitation so his country can get assistance on the construction of railway links and ports and other facilities, Chamorro said.

Beijing also seems keen on Pyongyang’s inclusion, with the Chinese government inviting a North Korean delegation to attend a Belt and Road summit in 2017 — but it’s unlikely to take any action for now.

Including Pyongyang in the BRI is “probably more trouble than it’s worth” at the present moment, said Mintaro Oba, a former U.S. State Department official who specialized in the Koreas during the administration of former President Barack Obama.

For one, sanctions still remain in place. Beijing, however, has called for those penalties to be eased.


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Pompeo tells Seoul nuclear progress must not lag improving Korea ties

The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an inaugural meeting in Washington, Pompeo indicated that Washington had been concerned that Seoul had moved too quickly with Pyongyang. The working group is headed by South Korea’s special representative


The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Speaking as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an inaugural meeting in Washington, Pompeo indicated that Washington had been concerned that Seoul had moved too quickly with Pyongyang. The working group is headed by South Korea’s special representative
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Pompeo tells Seoul nuclear progress must not lag improving Korea ties

The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Speaking as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an inaugural meeting in Washington, Pompeo indicated that Washington had been concerned that Seoul had moved too quickly with Pyongyang.

“We have made clear to the Republic of Korea that we do want to make sure that peace on the peninsula and the denuclearization of North Korea aren’t lagging behind the increase in the amount of inter-relationship between the two Koreas,” he told a news briefing.

“We view them as tandem, as moving forward together,” Pompeo added. “We view them as important parallel processes, and that working group is designed to make sure they continue to remain that way.”

The working group is headed by South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, Lee Do-hoon, and Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea.

Pompeo said he believed there was “complete agreement” on how to proceed.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted a statement from Seoul’s Foreign Ministry as saying the two sides in the meeting agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation on an “increasingly systemic and regular basis.”

Last month, in a rare sign of discord between Seoul and Washington, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Pompeo had expressed “discontent” at an inter-Korean military pact reached during a summit in September.

The Koreas also agreed in October to begin reconnecting rail and road links despite U.S. concerns that the rapid North-South thaw could undermine efforts to press Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

At an unprecedented summit in June, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to work toward denuclearization and peace on the Korean peninsula and establish new relations.

But negotiations have since made little headway, with Pyongyang upset by Washington’s insistence that international sanctions must remain until it gives up its nuclear weapons.

Last week, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said in Washington it was important to provide North Korea with motivation to denuclearize but that sanctions would stay in place “until we see actual progress on denuclearization.”


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North Korea reportedly invites the Pope to Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, according to the South Korean Yonhap news agency. The South Korean presidential office made the announcement Tuesday during a press briefing on President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Europe next week. His trip will include a visit to the Vatican on October 17 and 18, Yonhap reported. “Chairman Kim said he will ‘ardently welcome the Pope if he visits Pyongyang’,” said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesperson for the presidential office s


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, according to the South Korean Yonhap news agency. The South Korean presidential office made the announcement Tuesday during a press briefing on President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Europe next week. His trip will include a visit to the Vatican on October 17 and 18, Yonhap reported. “Chairman Kim said he will ‘ardently welcome the Pope if he visits Pyongyang’,” said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesperson for the presidential office s
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North Korea reportedly invites the Pope to Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang, according to the South Korean Yonhap news agency.

The South Korean presidential office made the announcement Tuesday during a press briefing on President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Europe next week. His trip will include a visit to the Vatican on October 17 and 18, Yonhap reported.

“Chairman Kim said he will ‘ardently welcome the Pope if he visits Pyongyang’,” said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesperson for the presidential office said.

Yonhap reported that Moon will deliver the message from the North Korean leader when he meets with the Pope. Read the full report here.


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Pompeo in Tokyo for talks ahead of Pyongyang visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials ahead of his fourth visit to North Korea for denuclearization talks with its leader Kim Jong Un. Despite Kim’s pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, Japan, Washington’s key ally in Asia, still considers North Korea to be a “dire threat,” and is pushing ahead with plans to bolster its ballistic missile defenses with Aegis Ashore batteries that can target warheads in


U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials ahead of his fourth visit to North Korea for denuclearization talks with its leader Kim Jong Un. Despite Kim’s pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, Japan, Washington’s key ally in Asia, still considers North Korea to be a “dire threat,” and is pushing ahead with plans to bolster its ballistic missile defenses with Aegis Ashore batteries that can target warheads in
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Pompeo in Tokyo for talks ahead of Pyongyang visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other officials ahead of his fourth visit to North Korea for denuclearization talks with its leader Kim Jong Un.

Despite Kim’s pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, Japan, Washington’s key ally in Asia, still considers North Korea to be a “dire threat,” and is pushing ahead with plans to bolster its ballistic missile defenses with Aegis Ashore batteries that can target warheads in space.

Speaking to a pool reporter en route to Tokyo, Pompeo said his aim in Pyongyang was “to make sure we understand what each side is truly trying to achieve.” He also said he hoped to be able to agree a “general date and location” for a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim following their first meeting in Singapore in June.

Pompeo’s last visit to North Korea failed to make progress with Pyongyang denouncing him for making “gangster-like demands.”

Recently, he angered North Korea by insisting that international sanctions must remain in place until it gives up its nuclear weapons. On Wednesday, he said there was unanimous support for this at last week’s U.N. General Assembly, even if Russia and China “had some ideas about how we might begin to think about a time when it would be appropriate to reduce them.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-10-06  Authors: aaron p bernstein
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, pyongyang, tokyo, ahead, korea, visit, kim, general, north, talks, pompeo


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