North Korea has accused the U.S. of undermining the spirit of last month’s summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un after what it says were “regrettable” talks with a delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
A statement by the North Korean Foreign Ministry, accusing the U.S. of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nuclear weapons, came shortly after Pompeo’s delegation left the country, Fox News reports.
“We had expected that the U.S. side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders’ summit … we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures,” Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry
North Korea said the unilateral demands on “CVID” — complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization — were “very concerning” and that it has led to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.
Satellite images from last week show that North Korea is making numerous improvements to the infrastructure at a nuclear research facility, according to a new study.
The satellite photos indicate that North Korea is quickly progressing on several adjustments to the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center.
The improvements include a new cooling water pump house, multiple new buildings, completed construction on a cooling water reservoir and an apparently active radiochemical laboratory. The Hill
If we breakdown the facts, we see that maybe the intent of the “peace treaty” was never about actually believing North Korea would disarm and destroy their nukes. The facts lead more to simply getting closer and getting the United States inside the North Korean regime.
North Korea has not lived up to a single agreement in the peace treaty to this point and their actions have been furthering their nuclear facilities as well as starting the rhetoric once again as the blame America for now being a bully.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.