North Korea mulls renewing tests after ‘gangster-like’ stance by Pompeo and Bolton
15 Mar, 2019
The Hanoi summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un wrapped up ahead of schedule and with no deal, let alone a breakthrough that could move negotiations past the deadlock.
North Korea made its first public assessment of the meeting on Friday, with Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui, who took part in the talks, accusing senior figures in the Trump team of overriding the president and bringing “an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust” to the table, AP reported.
‘Time to end the nuclear threat’: Graham hints at war hours after Trump-Kim summit stalls
1 Mar, 2019
While the South Carolina Republican applauded Trump for walking away from the negotiating table rather than agreeing to anything less than “complete denuclearization” from the DPRK, Graham didn’t seem to grasp the concept of incremental progress, or improved diplomatic relations, resorting to threats and dusting off Trump’s own puerile name-calling from over a year ago.
“We must not go back to the status quo,” Graham warned, even getting in a jibe at “Rocket Man” – though Kim has not conducted a missile test since 2017 and reportedly told Trump he has no plans to do so.