Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

Kim slams local North Koreans for unfinished power plant

China tried late last month to get the Security Council to issue a statement praising the June 12 Singapore meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and expressing its "willingness to adjust the measures on the DPRK in light of the DPRK's compliance with the resolutions".

It came as tensions on the Korean Peninsula had escalated to one of the highest levels, following the North Korea's ballistic missile tests.

"They are trying to tell the South not to rely on the alliance too much or they won't talk, which would make Moon's policy a failure, while seeking some leeway on sanctions", Shin said.

Last month's summit was the first ever meting between leaders of the United States and North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly called his ambassadors and heads of the country's overseas missions back to Pyongyang on Wednesday night. "President Putin is going to be involved in the sense that he is with us".

After Pompeo's visit, North Korea accused his delegation of making "gangster-like" demands in connection with denuclearization.

On Tuesday, while clarifying remarks he made at the news conference, Trump also said there was "no time limit" on North Korea and that sanctions would remain in place.

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"Russia has agreed to help with North Korea, where relationships with us are very good and the process is moving along", Trump said on Twitter. We have - we're just going through the process.

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Pompeo also said on Wednesday the North Koreans had "reaffirmed their commitment to denuclearize".

North Korean state media, which has often derided the South and its former presidents as a "puppet" of USA hostile forces, has notably refrained from criticizing the Moon administration especially after this year's thaw in relations.

According to US military newspaper Stars and Stripes, North Korea has agreed to return as many as 55 sets of remains believed to be USA soldiers killed in the Korean War.

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