We fell in love, says Trump on bromance with Kim

We fell in love, says Trump on bromance with Kim

We fell in love, says Trump on bromance with Kim

Praising the progress he said they've made toward halting the rogue regime's nuclear program, Mr. Trump said he has averted what would have been a certain war with North Korea.

But denuclearisation negotiations have stalled. But, he said, his ability to develop a warm relationship with Kim during a summit in Singapore in June has been key to easing tensions.

"The DPRK government's commitment to the denuclearization is solid and firm, however, it is only possible if the U.S secures our sufficient trust towards the US", the foreign minister said.

Three senior USA officials involved in North Korea policy said this week that no progress has been made in moving toward serious negotiations on eliminating or even halting Kim's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

Kim and Trump are actively planning a second summit, but there are still signs that the talks haven't advanced. "I don't want to prejudge precisely where we'll end up", Pompeo said this week when pressed on the possibility as a next step.

North Korean foreign minister Ri Yonh Ho wants the United Nations to move past "entrenched hostility" in order to restart stalled negotiations.

"The perception that sanctions can bring us on our knees is a pipe dream of the people who are ignorant about us", Ri said.


This came after June's historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore, when they agreed in broad terms to work towards the nuclear-free Korean peninsula.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho addressed the United Nations and said his country would never disarm its nuclear weapons first if it can't trust Washington.

Sanctions were directly referenced by Ri as a barrier to bilateral progress and as an example of USA efforts to coerce the DPRK.

North Korea has been seeking a formal end to the 1950-53 Korea War, but the United States has said Pyongyang must give up its nuclear weapons first.

The minister instead highlighted three meetings between Kim and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in in the past five months and added: "If the party to this issue of denuclearization were South Korea and not the USA, the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula would not have come to such a deadlock".

But on Saturday, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho blamed USA sanctions for the lack of progress since then.

In August President Trump accused North Korea's ally China of undermining progress on denuclearisation because of its trade dispute with the US.

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