U.S. Denies Plans to Reduce Military Presence in S.Korea

U.S. Denies Plans to Reduce Military Presence in S.Korea

U.S. Denies Plans to Reduce Military Presence in S.Korea

Neither side has explained why the planned talks between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, a key aide of the North Korean leader, were postponed.

The exact reason for the postponement was unclear.

The State Department on Monday announced that Pompeo would travel to NY with Stephen Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea, to meet Kim Yong-chol.

"We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit", spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "But North Korea seems to be weighing the time and place while looking into the agenda and possible agreement with Russia", Woo said.

Trump said he hoped to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un early next year but that he was "in no rush".

The outcome of the United States midterm elections is unlikely to change the course of Washington's North Korea policy but could slow the pace of the Donald Trump administration's diplomacy with North Korea, experts said Wednesday.

"We have a good opportunity to continue discussions around the denuclearization", said Sunday, Mike Pompeo, announcing his next meeting with Kim Yong Chol.

The meeting comes with the two sides at loggerheads almost five months after the summit, in which Trump and Kim pledged to work toward the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Last Friday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry criticized the US for its continued support of sanctions and hinted it may resume nuclear development.

USA critics say that North Korea has yet to make any concrete concessions and it has rejected demands for what it described as its "unilateral disarmament".

After last year's fears of war, North Korea and the United States are trying to revive stalled diplomacy meant to rid the North of its nuclear weapons.

South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said on Thursday the North had suggested a postponement.

North Korea claims it has taken some steps toward denuclearization and has expressed its displeasure that the United States has not made concessions in return.

"Russia requested consultations on the topic of sanctions against North Korea during tomorrow's general consultations at UN SC".

Trump also said he'll meet with Kim "sometime early next year".

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. will have to make changes to its military posture on the Korean Peninsula if talks with North Korea advance.

North Korea anxious to jack up its tourism revenue appears to be aggressively promoting the symbols of inter-Korean summit talks, such as Pyongyang cold noodles, the border peace village of Panmunjom and Mount Paekdu, to potential foreign tourists.

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