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Donald Trump not sending Mike Pompeo to North Korea

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Mike
Pompeo, left, is seen meeting with North Korean leader Kim
Jong-un in May.


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  • President Donald Trump on Friday delayed Secretary of
    State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming trip to North Korea.
  • He said that the talks are being put off because the
    regime hasn’t made “sufficient” efforts to denuclearize and
    because of the trade war with China, the country’s closest
    ally.
  • However, Trump tweeted his “warmest regards” to Kim
    Jong-un and said he hoped to “see him soon!” 

President Donald Trump is delaying Secretary of State Mike
Pompeo’s scheduled trip to North Korea due to unfulfilled
promises and the trade war with China. 

In a tweet Friday afternoon, the president wrote that he has
asked Pompeo not to go to North Korea “at this time” because the
regime hasn’t been “making sufficient progress with respect to
the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.” 

He said talks between the two countries are also being hindered
by the trade war with China, North Korea’s closest
ally. donald trump.JPGPresident
Trump on Friday delayed Mike Pompeo’s trip to North
Korea.
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Millis/Reuters

“Because of our much tougher Trading stance with China, I do not
believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as
they once were (despite the UN sanctions which are in place)…”
Trump wrote. 

He finished the series of three tweets on a hopeful note,
however, writing that he hopes talks will resume soon. 

“Secretary Pompeo looks foward to going to North Korea in the
near future, most likely after our Trading relationship with
China is resolved. 

“In the meantime, I would like to send my warmest regards and
respect to Chairman Kim. I look forward to seeing him soon!”
Trump wrote. 

Pompeo was scheduled to fly to Pyongyang next week for his fourth
visit with North Korean officials. 

But lately, reports have said that relations between the two
parties have stalled, after the US asked North Korea to reveal
its secret nuclear facilities, and they claimed none
existed. 

Some independent assessments also suggest that instead of ending
their nuclear program, North Korea is actually increasing
production. 

Pompeo was to introduce the North Korean regime to new Special
Representative to North Korea Steve Biegun, who is to take over
day-to-day negotiations with the country. 

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