North Korea snubs Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accusing Trump administration of ‘Gangster-like’ tactics
By: Erin Johnson, Xiro Xone News July 8, 2018 Updated: 4:26 PM PT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea for what he called a “Second round of talks and clarity about denuclearization,” but Kim Jong-un refused to meet with him.
The North Koreans have accused Pompeo and Trump officials of using “Gangster-like” tactics, instead of diplomacy in trying to get them to denuclearize.
Pompeo said, ““When we spoke to them about denuclearization, they did not push back.” He continued by saying, “The road ahead will be difficult and challenging and we know that critics will try to minimize the work that we’ve achieved.”
Most voters have said they, “Do not really know what has been achieved,” because there have been no independent speeches or open press conferences by Kim Jong-un stating what he is willing to do. And there have been no transcripts of the meetings with Sec. Pompeo or President Trump.
After the much-publicized meeting in Singapore, the only agreement released read, “Work towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” According to experts, that is a far cry from declaring what they have and where they are located, verifiable inspections, and dismantling.
The North Korean counterpart to Pompeo has called their prior talks “regrettable.” As recent as last week, reports surfaced that North Korea had increased enrichment and was continuing their program.