Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

‘No rush for speed’ in N. Korea’s denuclearization, sanctions still in place

‘No rush for speed’ in N. Korea’s denuclearization, sanctions still in place

A day after U.S. President Donald Trump stated there was "no time limit" attached to the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons program, . his top diplomat Mike Pompeo echoed his boss' remarks at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, . saying the negotiations "may take some time".

There is "no rush" on North Korean denuclearization for the USA, at least according to Donald Trump... despite the earlier "maximum pressure" campaign, demanding that Pyongyang start the process "very quickly". The hostages are back.

The president's comments appear to mark a significant departure from demands he made of Mr Kim during their summit in Singapore in June, during which the North Korean leader agreed to work towards the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean Peninsula in return for Washington guaranteeing the security of his regime.

Discussions continue and are "going very, very well", Trump said.

North Korea may be returning around 50 sets of remains from US soldiers who went missing during the Korean War. "Big benefits and exciting future for North Korea at end of process!".

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Still, neither were as harsh as their co-host Huntsman was both in the above segment on Tuesday and in her Monday tweet. Bombarded with questions, the presidents laid out where US-Russia relations were heading at the press conference.

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) arrive to sign a document to acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going, after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018. "There is no rush, the sanctions remain! There have been no rockets going up for a period of nine months, and I think the relationships are very good, so we'll see how that goes".

Rodman, 57, is a long-time friend of the North Korean leader, and one of the few Westerners to have met the North Korean dictator and regularly visited the secretive, authoritarian state.

Trump and Kim met last month in a historic summit last month. Following the meeting, he said the process would start "very quickly".

But he also said that the process would likely be longer "than anybody would like" during a press conference in the United Kingdom last week.

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