Pompeo: US Promises Not to Seek Regime Change Against Repressive North Korea


U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters Monday in Vienna that "the irreversible closure of the site will be an important confidence-building measure that will configure to further efforts towards sustainable peace and verifiable de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

North Korea is threatening to cancel President Trump's upcoming nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un because of planned joint U.S.

Pompeo said that helping North Korea develop a more reliable non-nuclear electric grid and provide a better standard of living for its people will be part of the deal President Trump hopes to strike with Kim.

Specifically, it is not being revealed whether the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will lead inspections of North Korea's nuclear facilities or whether it would involve the permanent five, or P5, members of the UN Security Council - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, along with South Korea.

The identity of the visitors was not immediately known. Pompeo went on to define the administration's goal toward North Korea in very narrow terms indeed.

Rather than settling for "shutting down" the old site, Trump should insist that no new sites be created for North Korean tests. Granted, given the way the situation has been so volatile and shifting, it would likely be impossible to get a thing out of Kim Jong-un unless he had those assurances.

All three men are ethnic Koreans who became naturalized USA citizens. "Trump is saying that the USA can be a great ally if Kim will treat his people right".

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China's interests in Korea, while in some ways aligned with those of North Korea and the United States, are not entirely in sync.

However, as North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities rapidly increased, Moon was steered down a more pragmatic and centrist policy line on all fronts except that of diplomatic engagement. "We're working diligently to get each of them back".

The White House's remarks follow on from similar positive remarks from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who last week returned from his second trip to Pyongyang.

Kim Dong-chul was arrested in 2015 in North Korea, two years before the other hostages, on spying charges.

The summit is set to take place on June 12, in Singapore. But it doesn't necessarily mean there will be a major breakthrough on tough issues like the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Whether a Trump-Kim summit produces something different remains to be seen. Pate asked. "On the other hand, isn't that what Trump says he's doing with his propensity for withdrawing from global agreements made by previous administrations: eg, NAFTA, Pacific Trade Agreement, Paris Climate Agreement, Iran Nuclear Agreement - even promises made to young people inside our own borders?"

Shangri-La's rich experience and track record of hosting high-profile forums and détente talks, including the annual Shangri-La dialogue as well as the 2015 landmark talk between China's Xi and then Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, are all its convincing merits as well.