Trump tweets confidence that Kim Jong Un will denuclearize, honor 'our handshake'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

"However, the attitude of the U.S. in the first high-level talks held on the 6th and 7th were indeed regrettable".

"If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster", Pompeo said, as he noted that the U.N. Security Council has demanded numerous times that the North dispose of its nuclear weapons and end its ballistic missile program. "This really shows the unwavering bond of the Japan-U.S. alliance", Abe said. During the trilateral meeting in Tokyo, Kono thanked Pompeo for that, a senior Foreign Ministry official said later on Sunday.

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"I have confidence that Kim Jong Un will honor the contract we signed &, even more importantly, our handshake", Trump tweeted, emphasizing the importance he places on personal relationships.

Before Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol dove into Saturday's long day of negotiations, Kim Yong Chol made some snarky comments as he sat with Pompeo in front of cameras.

The trip was Mr Pompeo's third to Pyongyang since April and his first since the summit, but unlike others he did not see leader Kim Jong-Un.

Pompeo claimed there was "progress on nearly all of the central issues" in nine hours of "productive conversations" with Kim's right-hand man Kim Yong-chol and others but came away without any concrete agreement on denuclearization.

When South Korean reporters visiting Pyongyang asked North Korean officials if Xi's visit was confirmed, their response was, "He has to come because we have invited him".

Despite the expectations, the remains were not returned and Pompeo was not granted a meeting with Kim. "So, thinking about those discussions you might have not slept well last night'".

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The spokesman also downplayed the significance of the United States suspending its military exercises with South Korea, saying the North made a larger concession by blowing up the tunnels at its nuclear test site.

Pompeo, who was carrying out the first meeting between the USA and North Korea since Mr. Trump met with Kim Jong Un in Singapore last month, would not reveal any details on the progress he said was made. "There are things that I have to clarify", Kim, who serves as vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), said.

"The United States has been clear about what we seek from North Korea to set in motion this great chain of events", Pompeo said in Hanoi. And, he and other US officials said the two countries, still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War, had set up working groups to deal with details of an agreement.

As part of his talks with North Korea, Pompeo has been seeking the return of remains from the 1950-53 Korean War and officials from the two sides are due to meet next week to discuss details of this. She did not elaborate.

Pompeo met with North Korean official Kim Yong Chul on Friday and Saturday to discuss denuclearization, just weeks after President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un in Singapore.

"Our three countries will continue to be vocal in reminding each country of its obligations to (enforce sanctions)".

And he said some progress had been made towards agreeing "the modalities" of North Korea's destruction of a missile facility.

"We had anticipated the U.S. side would come with a constructive idea, thinking we would take something in return", the North Korean statement said, warning its "resolve for denuclearisation. may falter".

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