North Korea blasts 'regrettable' USA 'attitude and 'robber-like' demands

North Korea blasts 'regrettable' USA 'attitude and 'robber-like' demands

The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea on Sunday reaffirmed their unity in urging North Korea to denuclearize as promised, despite Pyongyang accusing Washington of making unilateral and "gangster-like" demands.

The statement North Korea released after those meetings sharply criticized Pompeo for failing to follow through on the progress Trump and Kim had made in Singapore.

"The US attitude and positions at the high-level talks on Friday and Saturday were extremely regrettable", North Korea's foreign ministry said, AFP reported quoting Yonhap news agency.

"These are complicated issues but we made progress on nearly all of the central issues.

The U.S. should make a serious consideration of whether the toleration of the headwind against the wills of the two top leaders would meet the aspirations and expectations of the world people as well as the interests of its country", the statement concluded.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Saturday said US and North Korean officials have established a working group to deal with the "nitty-gritty stuff", according to pool reporters accompanying Pompeo.

US news accounts in recent days have shown pictures of what is said to be the expansion of nuclear-related buildings in North Korea.

Speaking later to members of the US-Vietnamese business community in Hanoi, Mr Pompeo called on Mr Kim to replicate Vietnam's "miracle" of economic growth by improving ties with the US, vowing that America keeps its promises with former foes.

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"We had expected that the USA side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders' summit ... we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures", said the statement, carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency.

"The North Koreans are in the game to get, not to give", said Daniel Russel, the top US diplomat for East Asia until a year ago.

"There is still much work to do to establish what the precise timeline of the various events will be", Pompeo said in Tokyo. The countries also agreed to create working groups that will be overseen by Sung Kim, the USA ambassador to the Philippines who's handled some lower-level discussions, to work out what State Department spokeswoman called the "nitty gritty details" of future talks. According to the report, North Korea may be intentionally trying to "deceive the U.S." by continuing these efforts in secret facilities.

North Korea called America's "attitude" toward denuclearization "regrettable" after a meeting between US and North Korean officials.

Saturday saw Nauert say discussions had also involved the issue of the repatriation of US service members who died during the Korean War. They said the U.S. was not following the spirit of the Kim-Trump summit, and was just making demands throughout Pompeo's visit.

North Korea called the outcome of the discussion "worrisome" and argued that the "cancerous issues" the United States delegation raised were the same ones that had "amplified" distrust and the risk of war with past administrations, resulting in previous talks ending in failure. "It can be your miracle in North Korea as well", Pompeo said. Pompeo just hours earlier said the two sides engaged in "good-faith negotiations". He said North Korea understood that denuclearization must be "complete" and 'verified'.

He added that the United States also has to partner with Turkey to maintain a USA troop presence in northeastern Syria to ward off Iran.

"First, let's get a wrap up of Secretary Pompeo's meeting in Pyongyang, and what we know so far". -North Korea summit in Singapore, President Donald Trump declared the North was no longer a threat and would hand over the remains of American soldiers.

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