Surprise, Surpise: State Secretary Pompeo’s Talks With N Korea Defined As “Regretable

President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) sit down for their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L)

After the 12th of June 2018 summit between the US republican President Donald J. Trump and the N Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, President Trump  declared by Twitter that the US peoples could rest easy now and that the North Korea threat had been eliminated. What a crock!

Not only did the president not obtain in writing one solid commitment during that one-on-one meeting between President Trump and the N korean Leader, Kim Jong-Un, the US president completely surprised his advisors and allies by announcing that there would be a cessation of military exercises in S Korea between US and S Korean armed forces with other allied forces. This concession granted with nothing in return by the N Korean leader Kim Jong-un was done at the behest of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

Since then there has been ample reporting that N Korea has been ramping up its nuclear weaponry infrastructure program. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed out to N Korea to speak with its officials on 7/5/18 and frankly, it didn’t go well.

See:  Infrastructure Improvements at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear / 38North..

Pompeo heads to North Korea to press Kim on nuclear disarmament
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang (Associated Press)

Here’s the rest of the story…

As per the 7/5/18 LA Times report by Tracy Wilkinson and David S. Cloud, ” Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo was traveling to North Korea on Thursday (7/5/18) to press ruler Kim Jong Un on his stated willingness to disarm his nuclear arsenal, amid reports that Kim actually is expanding the program.”

“The visit Friday (7/6/18) will be Pompeo’s third to Pyongyang, the capital, in three months, but the first since President Trump held a high-profile summit with Kim in Singapore last month. Trump came away saying he trusted Kim to carry through with a promise that the two leaders put in writing to “work toward” denuclearization.”

“Evidence since then has raised questions about Kim’s intentions, stoking skepticism born of years of North Korea’s broken promises. Pompeo hopes to get answers and a firmer commitment from the young dictator, his aides said, but many within U.S. intelligence, defense and diplomatic agencies cautioned against taking Kim at his word.”

“North Korea has violated every previous nuclear agreement, reached between Kim’s father and Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.”

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“Trump has defended the negotiations with Kim, insisting in a tweet Tuesday that his administration was having “many good conversations with North Korea — it is going well!” and noting that Kim had not carried out “Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months.”

“Yet operations at North Korean facilities used to produce nuclear bombs and missiles have continued at least at levels seen before the Singapore summit, according to analyses of recent satellite photos by multiple private researchers.”

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As per a 7/7/18 AP report, North Korean representatives are defining the July 2018 two day high-level talks between the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with his US delegation and N Korean officials led by Kim Yong Chol, as “regrettable.”

“It seems that the N Koreans were put off by the US unilateral demands on trying to pressure N Korea into abandoning all of its nukes.”

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“The statement published by N Korea claims that the United States has betrayed the spirit of last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by making unilateral demands on “CVID,” or the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.”

“It says the outcome of the follow-up talks was “very concerning” because it has led to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.”


    • Dear Tony Burgess,

      This time the US bullies asked for it. President Trump wanted that photo-op and chance for deflection instead of having accomplished something of substance.

      Hugs, Gronda


  1. Dear Mz. Gronda,

    While the “Great bigly wounderlus Summit” achieved absolutely nothing positive for this country it did a huge amount of good for Kim Jong Un and N. Korea. I elevated Kin Jong Un as a qualified leader of his nation, that is now to be considered on the same level as the United States, or perhaps I should say that tRump as a negotiator reduced this nations stature to the level of N. Korea in the eyes of the world… I suppose this could be considered one of his finest negotiations in his personal history as he did not get sued by the other party after the meeting as has happened so often in his other negotiations… Does Rudy handle bankruptcy’s? Our nation might need the services of one if tRump continues on his current path…

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    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      The president got his photo-op but he made a fool out of himself and the USA. China is no longer going to help President Trump with sanctions against N Korea after President Trump decided to start a trade war.

      The president and the USA have lost the respect of leaders who count. Leaders in these countries are not looking to be the president’s buddy. They are doing their jobs of representing the best interests of their countries. It’s too bad our president get that.

      I am extremely worried about President Trump’s pending visit with Russia’s President Putin and what he plans to give away for nothing.

      Hugs, Gronda


  2. He plans to give away the USoaA, on a golden platter, forget a silver one. All Dumpy weants is to negotiate places to build his hotels, once he is out of the President business. North Korea, Iran, Israel, all are places he will be building hotels once his Reign of Error is over. If the USA gets shoved under a bus along the way, what is it to him? And if the country goes bankrupt under his rule, so what, there is none of his money in US coffers. Or should I say coffins?

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    • Dear Rawgod,

      You are right in thinking that President Trump is simply a transactional business type person to where he makes decisions as to what is best for him and his pocketbook versus what is in the best US national security interests with the exception of throwing some red meat to his base as that is how he maintains his power..

      Hugs, Gronda


    • Dear 1EarthUnited,

      Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be spending months to clean up the mess President Trump created in Singapore over N Korea.

      He is following in the footsteps of the previous Secretary Rex Tillerson who worked for over a year to fix the mess President Trump created over Qatar where US military bases are located. President Trump had backed a blockade by Saudi Arabia, UAE and other Gulf states against Qatar.

      Hugs, Gronda


  3. I’m sure Fox News will find some way to spin this as wonderful for the President so his followers are still in the dark while the country sinks lower and he looks like a fool. 😦 — Suzanne

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    • Dear Suzanne,

      President Trump and FOX TV have formed a merger to where it is hard to distinguish between the two as they both echo each other’s thinking.

      Hugs, Gronda


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