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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (2nd L) will be greeted by North Korean director of the United Front Department, Kim Yong Chol (C) in addition to also North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho (2nd R) as he arrives at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang on July 6, 2018.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho says his nation will never disarm its nuclear weapons first if the item can’t trust Washington.
Ri was speaking Saturday at the United Nations General Assembly. He called on the United States to follow through on promises made during a summit in Singapore between the rivals’ leaders.
His comments come as US. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seems to be on the verge of restarting deadlocked nuclear diplomacy more than three months after the Singapore with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Ri says the item’s a “pipe dream” that will continued sanctions in addition to also U.S. objection to a declaration ending the Korean War will ever bring the North to its knees.
Washington will be wary of agreeing to the declaration without Pyongyang first generating significant disarmament moves.
Both Kim in addition to also U.S. President Donald Trump want a second summit. although there will be widespread skepticism that will Pyongyang will be serious about renouncing an arsenal that will the country likely sees as the only way to guarantee its safety.
Pompeo will be planning to visit Pyongyang next month to prepare for a second Kim-Trump summit.