JUST IN: North Korea says talks with Sec. Pompeo were "regrettable," and accuses the US of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes. https://t.co/jp5TNstFh6 pic.twitter.com/UjuQOsNevx
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 7, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in North Korea for talks over the past few days, but now North Korea has reportedly put out a statement criticizing the U.S.
According to The Washington Post, Pompeo left Saturday without meeting with Kim Jong Un, but he called the talks productive. North Korea, however, had a very different response:
His rosy outlook was almost immediately rejected by North Korea’s foreign ministry, which called the U.S. attitude to the talks “regrettable” and accused the United States of making unilateral demands for denuclearization. Pompeo just hours earlier said the two sides engaged in “good-faith negotiations.”
Not a good sign that Kim Jong Un did not meet with Pompeo. In an ominous turn of tone, North Korea has published a long statement following two days of high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang, saying the “attitude” of the U.S. was “regrettable.”
— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) July 7, 2018
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