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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Secretary Of State: No Concessions Made To North Korea, No Intention Of Doing So

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to denuclearization of North Korea, citing it as the top national security priority.
Pompeo appeared before a House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday, where he said the White House has made “zero concessions to date” to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
He went on to say the White House has “no intention of doing so.”
Pompeo further stated Kim is aware North Korea’s economic survival is dependent upon his ability to cooperate in the upcoming negotiations.
“There’s places where we still have lots of work to do to find common ground, but he has shared candidly that he understands that economic growth for his people — the well being of his people — depends on a strategic shift and we hope he is prepared to make that,” stated Pompeo.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Despite growing concern, the joint summit is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 in Singapore.
Meanwhile, North Korea is expected to dismantle its nuclear test site over the next few days in a move toward denuclearization as South Korean journalists now join the list of welcomed foreign correspondents.
Critics see the move as a publicity stunt as no nuclear inspectors were allowed to confirm it’s legitimacy.

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