US News Pompeo: US will help North Korea's economy if it forfeits nukes

00:01  12 may  2018
00:01  12 may  2018 Source:   thehill.com

North Korea 'moves US prisoners to hotel'

  North Korea 'moves US prisoners to hotel' North Korea has moved three American prisoners from a labour camp to a hotel ahead of the planned summit with the US, a South Korean activist said. Academics Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim, and businessman Kim Dong Chul were moved this week to a hotel on the outskirts of Pyongyang following instructions from "superior authorities", campaigner Choi Sung Yong is reported to have said.They are getting "health treatment" and "ideological education", he added.A South Korean official is reported to have said their release has been negotiated over the past two months and is "imminent".

Speaking with South Korea ’ s top diplomat, Pompeo said the US is prepared to help North Korea get on par with South if denuclearizes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered economic help Friday to impoverished North Korea if it gives up its nuclear weapons, as the two countries prepare for an h.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the U.S. would be willing to offer economic help to North Korea if Pyongyang takes concrete steps toward denuclearization.

"If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearize, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends," Pompeo said during a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart.

N.Korea says denuclearisation pledge not result of U.S.-led sanctions

  N.Korea says denuclearisation pledge not result of U.S.-led sanctions North Korea said on Sunday its intention to denuclearise, unveiled at a historic inter-Korean summit, was not the result of U.S.-led sanctions and pressure, warning the United States not to mislead public opinion. Impoverished North Korea has been hit by a series of U.N. and U.S. sanctions in recent years in a bid to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes.North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula in the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade on April 27, but the declaration did not include concrete steps to reach that goal.

if North Korea gets rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way, the U . S . is willing to help the impoverished nation boost its economy " We had good conversations about the histories of our two nations, the challenges that we have had between us ," Pompeo told reporters at a news

If they get rid of their nukes the Americans will bomb them all over again! Fake news from start to finish. North Korea has tried to surrender to the last 3 US presidents. We want war. This is a rouse, and Mike Pompeo is a war criminal.

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Pompeo spoke in Washington a day after returning from Pyongyang, where he said he had "good" and "substantive" conversations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and secured the release of three American prisoners being held in North Korea.

In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting at Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: © The Associated Press In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, file photo provided by the North Korean government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a meeting at Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)

Pompeo to return from North Korea with 3 US captives: South Korea

  Pompeo to return from North Korea with 3 US captives: South Korea Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will return from North Korea with three U.S. citizens currently imprisoned in the country, according to a South Korean official. The official told South Korea's Yonhap News Agency that Pompeo was expected to secure the release of three prisoners being held by the country: Kim Dong Chul, Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak Song. In addition, Pompeo is expected to return with the time and date of the proposed meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un."We expect him to bring the date, time and the captives," the unnamed official told Yonhap.

"At this very moment, Secretary Pompeo is on his way to North Korea in preparation for my upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un," Trump said at the White House. "Plans are being made, relationships are building, hopefully a deal will happen and with the help of China

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The secretary of State's trip was also used to lay the groundwork for President Trump's expected meeting with Kim, which is scheduled for next month in Singapore.

North Korea has faced major economic sanctions by the United Nations in recent months, hitting its already stunted economy, after Kim's government continued its testing of rockets with the stated intent of reaching the U.S. mainland with a nuclear weapon.

In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, photo North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea. © AP In this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, photo North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea.

But American officials have said Kim has signaled a willingness to move toward denuclearization amid a softening of relations between the U.S. and North Korea in recent weeks.

Pompeo said Friday that North Korea would need to have a "complete" and "verifiable" denuclearization.

"If Chairman Kim chooses the right path, there is a future brimming with peace and prosperity for the North Korean people," Pompeo said, adding that America's "track record of support for the Korean people is second to none."

Is Trump getting cold feet about the North Korea summit? .
WASHINGTON — President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had leapt into accepting, according to administration and foreign officials.  WASHINGTON — President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had leapt into accepting, according to

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