In a joint press conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha following their meeting in Washington last Friday, Pompeo also said if North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearize, the U.S.is prepared to work with the North to achieve prosperity on par with South Korea.
WASHINGTON-A former senior US diplomat from the Obama administration said that President Trump's recent decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would not adversely affect USA negotiations with North Korea, contrary to the opinion of many of Trump's critics.
South Korean president Moon Jae-in has welcomed North Korea's plans to dismantle its nuclear test facility and interpreted the decision as holding three layers of meaning, he told his aides at a meeting on Monday.
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Thae Yong Ho, North Korea's former deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, said he did not believe Kim would agree to a USA request of a "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization" due to likelihood that it would "strike at the core of North Korea's power structure".
Some experts and officials speculate that Washington and Pyongyang have agreed in principle to the North's full denuclearization in return for security guarantees for the Kim regime.
Yet it is hard to confirm whether such speculation is true.
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Xi's offer "may have led to Kim's judgement on denuclearization" when he met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang after his China trip, according to the Yomiuri.
Pompeo even said Sunday that the USA would agree to lift sanctions on the North if the latter commits to completely dismantling its nuclear arsenal. Trump, a businessman-turned-president, must have kept in mind his signature "art of the deal". He also remarked that the United States can help the North expand its power grids, build infrastructure and develop its agricultural industry by means of private-sector investment from the U.S.to the North.
Russel also said that Kim Jong-Un is unlikely to put any trust in US promises in a negotiation in the first place, even before Trump's withdrawal from the Iran deal.
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South Africa's relations with Israel have always been chilly, as the South African government supports the Palestinian cause. His story was based on reports from VOA's Ken Bredemeier, Chris Hannas, Heather Murdock and Michael Lipin.