North Korea attacks US diplomats for not eliminating sanctions

Hard words: North Korea accused US diplomats of

North Korea has called on the United States to correspond to its "goodwill measures" by reducing sanctions and suspending demands for denuclearization of the North first, which they described as insulting.

Pyongyang said in a statement that "expecting any result, while insulting the interlocutor of dialogue is equivalent to waiting to see an explosion of boiled eggs."

The statement accused US diplomats of "going against President Trump's intention" by refusing to lift the actions until there is evidence of denuclearization in the hermit state.

Hard words: North Korea accused US diplomats of "going against President Trump's intention," photographed with Kim Jong-Un in Singapore in June, by refusing to lift sanctions until they have proof of denuclearization.

In the latest sign of growing frustration between Washington and Pyongyang, North Korea criticized senior US officials for insisting that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons before easing sanctions.

The North Korean Foreign Ministry said Pyongyang had halted nuclear and missile tests, dismantled a nuclear test field and returned the remains of some US soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War.

However, he said, Washington still insisted on "denuclearizing first" and had "responded to our expectations by inciting international sanctions and pressures," he said.

"As long as the United States denies even the basic decorum for its dialogue partner and clings to the obsolete performance script that all previous administrations have tried and failed, no progress can be expected in the implementation of the DPRK-US joint statement that includes the denuclearization, "said the ministry.

The statement by the state news agency KCNA said that North Korea, which calls itself the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, was willing to implement a broad agreement reached at a historic summit on June 12 between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim. Jong Un.

John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, said this week that Pyongyang had not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize in order for the sanctions to be lifted.

John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, said this week that Pyongyang had not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize in order for the sanctions to be lifted.

John Bolton, Trump's national security adviser, said this week that Pyongyang had not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize in order for the sanctions to be lifted.

But he accused unnamed senior US officials of "going against President Trump's intention" by making unfounded accusations against us and making desperate attempts to intensify international sanctions and pressures. "

The White House did not respond to requests for comment.

Kim promised in Singapore to work for denuclearization, but the two sides have yet to define an agreement to meet that goal and Washington insists that sanctions must be maintained during negotiations.

The North Korean declaration followed the comments of senior US diplomats who underscored the need for Pyongyang to take further steps towards denuclearization and controversial comments last week by State Secretary Mike Pompeo and the Foreign Minister of North Korea Ri Yong Ho in the framework of a regional summit In Singapore.

Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said this week that Pyongyang had not taken the necessary steps to denuclearize while the United States ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Washington "was not willing to wait too long" .

Bolton, who spoke on Tuesday, said Trump, in a letter to Kim, proposed returning Pompeo to North Korea, and that Trump was ready to meet with Kim at any time.

Inspection: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Kumsanpho Fish Pickling factory with his wife Ri Sol Ju, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea this week

Inspection: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Kumsanpho Fish Pickling factory with his wife Ri Sol Ju, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea this week

Inspection: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the Kumsanpho Fish Pickling factory with his wife Ri Sol Ju, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea this week

Day trip: the resounding dictator is next to drinks and food products in the factory, while his wife holds her jacket in the background

Day trip: the resounding dictator is next to drinks and food products in the factory, while his wife holds her jacket in the background

Day trip: the resounding dictator is next to drinks and food products in the factory, while his wife holds her jacket in the background

They left: Kim Jong-Un inspects the production line at the factory surrounded by officers

They left: Kim Jong-Un inspects the production line at the factory surrounded by officers

They left: Kim Jong-Un inspects the production line at the factory surrounded by officers

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said at a regular briefing on Thursday that the United States was in contact with North Korea virtually every day or another day, but had no plans to travel to announce at the moment.

Ri traveled to Iran this week, where President Hassan Rouhani told him that the United States can not be trusted after the Trump administration failed to comply with a 2015 agreement to lift sanctions in exchange for curbing Iran's nuclear program.

US officials UU They declined to comment on a report on the Vox news website on Wednesday saying that North Korea had repeatedly rejected a US proposal. UU To reduce your nuclear arsenal by 60 to 70 percent within six or eight months.

US officials familiar with the talks, however, told Reuters that North Korea had not yet agreed on a timetable to eliminate its nuclear arsenal or reveal its size, that US estimates have put between 30 and 60 nuclear warheads.

They said that they had not accepted the definitions of the key terms of any agreement or any inspection of their nuclear testing site, which they claim have been withdrawn from service, but that US intelligence officials did. UU They said they could still work.

Two US officials UU They said that North Korea seemed to see Trump as a softer touch. They said that when a session with Pompeo came to a standstill last month, North Korean officials asked him if he would like to go out and call the president, who declared after the June summit that North Korea "was no longer a nuclear threat ".

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