WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump called Friday’s negotiations “very substantial” with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which ended abruptly on Thursday. both parties know what the other wants.
“It’s great to be back from Vietnam, a fantastic place, we had very substantial negotiations with Kim Jong-un, we know what they want and they know what we want, very good relationship, we’ll see what happens!” this Friday on your personal Twitter account.
Trump is already back in the US after the presidential delegation left Hanoi (Vietnam) hours earlier than planned and without signing a final declaration.
Despite this abrupt end, before starting the return home, Trump said that the farewell between the two leaders had been cordial and commented that the lack of agreement was due to the demands made by Pyongyang.
The US president said he decided to leave the negotiating table due to the insistence of the North Koreans that the US put an end to the sanctions that weigh on your country.
However, the Foreign Minister of North Korea, Ri Yong-ho, contradicted Trump shortly after and said that his government only asked for partial relief of sanctions and not a complete one.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is currently on official visit to the Philippines, insisted however that North Korea had called for the total lifting of sanctions and regretted the lack of “clarity” on the scope of his proposal to dismantle the Yongbyon nuclear power plant.
Despite the contradictory versions of both sides, Pompeo pointed out that the US government is “anxious” to return to the negotiating table to achieve “peace and stability” in the region and for the North Korean people, in line with what has been expressed by Trump. (EFEUSA)