Just In: North Korea is Going Back on its Promise to Trump


No surprise here.

While many had held out hope that President Trump’s unprecedented meeting with North Korea’s leadership would bear positive fruit, the chances of that happening were very slim.

Trump did get the North Koreans to commit to “denuclearization.”

But, now that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is actually negotiating the details with Pyongyang, it’s clear the North Koreans had no real intention of following through.

After the historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore, Trump declared the North was no longer a threat and would hand over the remains of Americans killed during the Korean War. Now, three weeks later, the two sides were still at odds on all issues, including exactly what denuclearization means and how it might be verified, after a third visit to Pyongyang by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Pompeo said he had won commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and announced a Thursday meeting between US and North Korean military officials on the repatriation of the remains. But in a harsh response issued just hours after Pompeo arrived in Tokyo, the North blasted the discussions, saying the visit had been “regrettable” and that Washington’s “gangster-like” demands were aimed at forcing it to abandon nuclear weapons.

Well, duh! Of course the goal is North Korea abandoning its nuclear weapons.

If that much wasn’t clear, then either the North Koreans weren’t aware of what they were signing, or they were playing Trump the entire time.

Source: AP

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