Contextualizing North Korean foreign ministry comments on Pompeo
Pyongyang’s latest pronouncement may serve to pave the way for escalating tensions
A “newly appointed director general of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department for Negotiations with the U.S.” issued a “press statement” on March 30, criticizing U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo’s remarks on North Korea sanctions after the G7 foreign ministers’ video conference on March 25.
The press statement said Pompeo’s remarks confirmed that the “excellent and solid personal relationship” between Trump and Kim Jong Un “cannot change U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK,” and reiterated North Korea’s pledge to press ahead with its own agenda.
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