North Korea hits out at Trump administration over recent rhetoric

09 May, 2018, 01:02 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • North Korea warns US against taking credit for denuclearization

Kim Jong Un was handed a USB with a blueprint for transforming North Korea's economy by his South Korean counterpart at their historic summit.

On Sunday, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published a statement from North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which similarly denounced Washington for positioning the inter-Korean summit as a "result of so-called sanctions and pressure".

Kim is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next month - reportedly in Singapore, with denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula high on the agenda.

Both leaders of the North and South did sign the Panmunjom Declaration on April 27 to begin the reconciliation process between both sides according to Business Insider.

Donald Trump's administration has been pushing the line Washington's tough policy towards North Korea, along with pressure on its main trading partner China, have played a decisive role in turning around what had been an extremely tense situation.

"We'll be announcing it soon", Trump told reporters.

According to Yonhap, a source familiar with preparations for the U.S.

Other sites that have been touted as a potential location for the summit are Sweden, Switzerland and Mongolia.

North Korea, as would be expected, gives North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the credit for the landmark summit.

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Though the North had in the past sought withdrawal of US troops stationed in South Korea as a condition to give up its nuclear weapons, it recently dropped the demand.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose ratings at home have nosedived in recent times, will also hold bilateral talks with the Chinese and South Korean leaderships on the sidelines of the summit, it was reported by The Straits Times.

South Korean soldiers take down a propaganda loudspeakers on the border with North Korea on May 1, 2018 in Paju, South Korea.

"This act can not be construed otherwise than a risky attempt to ruin the hard-won atmosphere of dialogue and bring the situation back to square one", he added. Asked if they would be released, Trump said: "We're having very substantive talks with North Korea. Now I'm trying to calm it down a little bit", he said. "And a lot of things have already happened with respect to the hostages".

"This third summit between the two leaders affirms the enduring strength of the United States-Republic of Korea alliance and the deep friendship between our two countries", the White House said in a statement.

"I think you can hope for the best, but we have to prepare for the worst".

At that speech in MI, the crowd chanted "Nobel, Nobel, Nobel", possibly suggesting the president deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his achievements.

North and South Korea are technically still at war because their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce, not a peace treaty.

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