North Korea’s foreign ministry said that the White House uses ‘gangster-like’ diplomacy and makes unilateral demands aimed at forcing Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear arsenal, News Sky reported.
North Korea’s diplomats believe that the talks between Washington and Pyongyang were “regrettable”, the foreign ministry even accused the White House of acting like organised criminals. But the US secretary of state said:
“If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster… People are going to make stray comments after meetings. If I paid attention to the press, I’d go nuts.”
So far, it is still unclear how North Korea is going to fulfil its promises to denuclearization, and after discussions in Pyongyang, North Korea surprised with the US’ unilateral demands aimed at forcing it into giving up its nuclear arsenal. meanwhile, Americans said there were numerous UN Security Council resolutions demanding North Korea hands over its nuclear material.
After talks with the foreign ministers of Japan and South Korea on Sunday, the secretary of state said his efforts to press the North on nuclear weapons were legitimate.
“If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster, because there was a unanimous decision at the UN Security Council about what needs to be achieved,”
he told reporters in Tokyo.
The North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency said the result of talks was “extremely troubling”, accusing America of insisting on complete, verifiable and irrevers denuclearizationation. According to Mr Pompeo, Pentagon officials are going to meet with Pyongyang officials around 12 July at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains.