Conservative writer calls Trump summit with Kim Jong un a 'giant blunder'

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His letter exchanges began in the early 1990s when he found the address of his sister, who years earlier sent him a photo of his parents and the news of their deaths via a former neighbor who had acquired US citizenship and visited the North.

The U.S. military called the accusation "far-fetched". They say Bolton and Defense Secretary James Mattis were both pushing back against the possibility of making a peace deal with North Korea, and this will make them push all the harder.

Mr. Biegun served in a number of national-security and foreign-policy roles prior to joining Ford in 2004, including as an adviser to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R., Tenn.).

The Post quoted two unnamed senior US administration officials as saying the letter came on Friday from Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, who led previous rounds of talks with Pompeo.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed in broad terms to work toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in a historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in June.

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The world's two biggest economies, China and the U.S. are now involved in a trade war slapping billions of dollars of tariffs on each other goods following Trump's demand to Beijing to bring down USD 375 billion trade deficit.

North Korea did not immediately react to the announcement.

The United States is pressing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, calling for stringent implementation of tough U.S. and U.N. sanctions. The sanctions were created to exert painful economic pressure on Pyongyang and drive North Korea's Mr. Kim to enter into talks over the country's nuclear program.

Talks with China were left at a stand-off Thursday, with tariffs at the center of the latest disagreement.

Kim, who once ran a fisheries export business in Japan, said he has friends there who print out his emails and mail them to his younger sister and other relatives in North Korea. It's nearly like these countries can't be trusted.

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North Korea spent most of previous year calling U.S. President Donald Trump names such as a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and "loser", and has begun to complain again about Washington's insistence on denuclearisation.

"If we go on like this the gap of disagreement will widen, and can become a more serious issue", Shin said.

"All parties concerned should. show more sincerity and flexibility, instead of being capricious and put the blame on others", he said.

Following the cancelled visit, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had a phone talk with Pompeo, who explained in detail to the top South Korean diplomat about the reasons for the "delayed visit", the Foreign Ministry said. South Korea, naturally, wants the momentum to continue as that nation also establishes a more open relationship with North Korea.

"However, I think the American people are willing to forgive that, in my opinion, giant blunder if it does result in better relations between North Korea and the United States", she added.

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