Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Kim Jong-un opts for potato farm visit over Mike Pompeo meeting


"The Chinese side has been stressing that we hope that the DPRK and the United States can strengthen dialogue and consultation, follow through on the consensus and outcomes of the summit in Singapore and move forward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", Hua told reporters Monday.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Tokyo on Saturday that the only thing Pompeo left behind in Pyongyang was a letter from Trump to Kim.

Mount said Trump's reaction would be a concern.

The remains of almost 8,000 US troops remain unaccounted for on the Korean peninsula, and 5,300 of those bodies are believed to be located somewhere north of the demilitarized zone.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he does, in fact, plan to give North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a CD with the Elton John hit "Rocket Man", as well as another mystery gift "at a certain period". China's position on the Korean peninsula is consistent and clear.

The professor urged Trump not to offset his diplomatic efforts after the Singapore summit, saying he should next persuade his hawkish aides to come up with a feasible approach on "full denuclearization" - one that differs from the past complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement (CVID) of North Korea's nuclear programs.

However Mr Kim has not been seen in public for seven days, with every official move usually documented by news agency KCNA.

The White House felt that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit last week to Pyongyang, North Korea went poorly, a source told CNN.

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According to senior US officials, leader Kim Jong Un made the agreement with President Trump during their summit last month. "But, it seems that the USA misunderstood our goodwill and patience".

So far, North Korea has gained worldwide standing and de facto sanctions relief by engaging in diplomacy with the USA and South Korea.

Instead, North Korea appears as though it's conducting business as usual.

"Kim has played Trump like a Stradivarius".

On Monday, Trump addressed the dispute on Twitter.

After the week-long news hiatus, on Tuesday KCNA released four reports of the leader's trip to Samjiyon county on the Chinese border.

The Trump administration's latest announcement to slap tariffs on an extra $200 billion of Chinese imports has sparked an outcry from China, whose commerce ministry said on Wednesday the US move is "unacceptable" and hurts America's own interests, China and the rest of the world.

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