US top diplomat to visit N. Korea next month to set top

South Korean President, Moon Jae-in comes to the 73rd session of the un General Assembly, at U. N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

UNITED NATIONS – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea next month to prepare for a second summit of leader Kim Jong-Un and President Donald Trump referred to a flying start to put efforts to get rid of the North of the nuclear bombs, the Ministry of foreign affairs said Wednesday.

Pompeo was invited by Kim to Pyongyang, Northern capital”, to make further progress in the implementation” of the agreements that are made during a June summit in Singapore between Kim and Trump, and the other leaders of the meeting, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said.

She gave a statement after Pompeo met Wednesday with North Korean Foreign Minister, Ri Yong Ho at the U. N. General Assembly in New York.

Pompeo said on Twitter that his meeting with Ri was “very positive. There were no other direct information about what the diplomats discussed.

“Still a lot of work, but we continue to move forward,” Pompeo said.

Also at the U. N. session, the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in said high-level diplomacy “removed from the shadow of the war” that hung over the Korean Peninsula last year as Kim and Trump threatened each other with destruction during a series of increasingly powerful North Korean weapons testing. Experts believe that the tests put the North close to being able to accurately focus anywhere on the AMERICAN mainland.

“In the past year, something miraculous has taken place on the Korean Peninsula,” Moon said in a speech to the world leaders. “We have exceeded, the limits of the department and the tearing down of the walls in our hearts.”

Moon met last week with Kim in Pyongyang and is the guiding force behind the summitry, He and others hope to have another Trump card-Kim the top convenience widespread skepticism that Kim will actually have the disposal of an arsenal that many believe that the only important guarantee of the North remained an authoritarian regime.

The diplomacy is jammed following vague Kim the vague promise on the Singapore-top to work in the direction of “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula, in exchange for US security guarantees.

In the heart of the impasse: a North Korean demand for a declaration to formally end the Korean War before it takes a major disarmament steps. That war ended in 1953 with an armistice, not peace.

Washington, however, wants to the North first, a list of the contents of his nuclear arsenal before the agreed that the war declaration would remove a large part of the diplomatic leverage over the North.

Also Wednesday, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned that the decommissioning of an Iran with a nuclear agreement would constitute a threat to the global efforts to halt North Korea’s nuclear program.

Lavrov and others defended 2015 Iran deal on a U. N. security council meeting chaired by Trump on non-proliferation. Trump drew the united states does not agree with the argument that it was not tough enough on Iran, and threatening with new sanctions.

Lavrov said the dismantling of the accord would be counter-productive for the efforts now denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.


Follow Foster Klug on Twitter at @APKlug. AP writer Angela Charlton contributed to this report from the United Nations.

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