U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. © 2018 AFP / Saul Loeb
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 — U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo after the cancellation of the planned visit in August and the lack of meaningful progress in the implementation achieved in the Singapore agreement is returned to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Ynu.
The main declared purpose of the visit — preparation of the second summit of the US-DPRK. Anticipating the outcome of the negotiations, the US President, Donald trump has already announced his meeting with Kim Jong-UN will be “very soon”. Pompeo thus doubts that on Sunday, he will be able to negotiate with the North Korean partners on the final place and time of the meeting of the leaders of the two countries.
The parties continue to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in the hope of somehow to bring closer the positions of the two countries. Trump himself said that the problems in this whole question of “mount”. Foreign Minister of the DPRK ri Yong Ho, in turn, said from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly that North Korea does not see reciprocal steps from the United States, which could be characterized as “goodwill” on the contrary, Washington increases sanctions pressure.