- Oct 2010
I was looking into the "definitive progress" a little more and discovered that the renewed negotiations will feature Pompeo as the lead US negotiator. And then I remembered this from last April.Oh deardeardear. Apologies all over the place, but in my advanced years I have to admit I do MISS things---glasses, purse, keys and sometimes important information.
I'd better get my walker and go back to the rocking chair, IT.
Please keep me informed. Eureka! Found my reading glasses!
North Korea: If US wants to talk, put someone 'more mature' than Pompeo in charge
...Pompeo was one of the primary drivers in Washington of those talks, and the historic first summit between Trump and Kim in Singapore. That meeting came about after Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang, where he was photographed smiling and shaking hands with Kim.
The shine appears to have come off the relationship now, however. Kwon complained that Pompeo had characterized Kim's speech as being about finishing "working level negotiation between (North Korea) and the US by the end of the year," an interpretation he said was "talking nonsense."
"We cannot be aware of Pompeo's ulterior motive behind his self-indulgence in reckless remarks; whether he is indeed unable to understand words properly or just pretending on purpose. However, it is a very dangerous situation if he really did not grasp the meaning," Kwon said.
North Korea rejects Mike Pompeo as emissary - CNNPolitics
And then there's......
North Korea executes envoy to failed U.S. summit -media; White House monitoring
North Korea executed its nuclear envoy to the United States as part of a purge of officials who steered negotiations for a failed summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, a South Korean newspaper said on Friday.
Kim Hyok Chol was executed in March at Mirim Airport in Pyongyang, along with four foreign ministry officials after they were charged with spying for the United States, the Chosun Ilbo reported, citing an unidentified source with knowledge of the situation.
“He was accused of spying for the United States for poorly reporting on the negotiations without properly grasping U.S. intentions,” the source was quoted as saying.
The February summit in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, the second between Kim and Trump, failed to reach a deal because of conflicts over U.S. calls for complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and North Korean demands for sanctions relief.
North Korea executes envoy to failed U.S. summit -media; White House monitoring - Reuters
Complete denuclearization....cough, cough........ It's just like Sabcat said, Trump is making unprecedented progress w/ north Korea, but you and I got late stage TDS so we can't see all the unprecedented progress. Sigh.......