• News
  • Sport

State Department: US Ready to Hold Talks With North Korea

State Department: US Ready to Hold Talks With North Korea

The world's largest economy is willing to talk with North Korean leadership even as it continues applying maximum pressure on the rogue state's economy, according to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence told the Axios news outlet in an interview the United States would continue to intensify diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea and that the sanctions would not be lifted until it abandoned its weapons programs.

If the North continues its moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, experts said the USA could consider scaling back the scope of its annual military drill with South Korea. Pence told the newspaper that he had conferred with President Donald Trump "every day he was in Asia".

He sent out over Twitter on Tuesday: "Our policy regarding North Korea is unchanged from my trip".

In Wednesday's speech, Pence said the U.S. wants to make sure North Korea understands the USA stance and that if there is an opportunity for talks, President Donald Trump has made it clear he always believes in talking. North Korea's monsters are getting a free pass from the America press just so they can stick a finger in the eye of the Trump administration. And although the top officials from the Trump administration including the secretary for the State department Rex Tillerson have said that they are open to talks with Pyongyang, their boss seems to have taken a more arrogant approach of it's either his way or the high way.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's spokesman told reporters earlier in the day that United States officials had signaled a willingness to negotiate with North Korea during a meeting with South Korea's leader on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics. But it is unlikely that North Korea would come to the negotiating table for its denuclearization. This is important as North Korea has a history of trying to extract money for taking part in summits - for instance in 2000, when the North received $500 million just for showing up to the first Inter-Korean summit, and asked for (but did not receive) $10 billion more for another potential summit.

North Korea's U.N. Mission on Monday called both acts "desperate attempts" by the Trump administration to keep up "its "human rights" racket" against the country. As part of Washington's maximum pressure on Kim Jong Un's regime, the USA has imposed harsh economic sanctions that will deprive North Korea of the resources that it's using as fuel for its weapons program. Kim could respond with new missile tests, sinking any hopes for renewed diplomacy. "[President Trump] has said he "always believes in talking" but there will be NO reward for talks..."

If the dialogue were to happen, it would have to be aimed at denuclearization, she said.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Apple confirms HomePod may leave unsightly marks on wood

If not, wiping the surface gently with a soft damp or dry cloth may remove the marks. Apple says if you move the speaker, the marks will often "go away" after a few days.

Gmail Go is the lightweight Android email app you can't have

This lighter version of the regular Gmail app which is named Gmail Go , is presently available only for the web users. Up until now, Google release YouTube , Assistant and Gboard for Android smartphones that pack less than 1GB RAM.

United Kingdom risks Beijing anger by sailing warship into South China Sea

The mission saw £9 billion worth of trade deals done - including agreements to export Aston Martins across China. Beijing has continued to extend its borders in the South China Sea in the face of global condemnation.

Barnaby Joyce faces Nationals partyroom meeting as concerns grow about his leadership

But according to Ms Devine , Mrs Joyce first "had wind of the affair" around April past year , and the women came face-to-face. If I were her, I'd be starting to feel a bit miffed about all this by now.

N.Korean delegation's S.Korea visit meaningful: Pyongyang media

The South Korean president met with a delegation of North Koreans who were in the country for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics . Up the road, however, an elderly husband and wife, each draped in the South Korean flag, denounced Moon as a "fake president".

Comcast May Revisit Bid to Buy 21st Century Fox

David Keidan increased its stake in Twitter Inc (TWTR) by 19.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Yacktman Asset Management Lp bought 219,801 shares as the company's stock declined 9.69% while stock markets rallied.

Paul King In Talks To Direct New 'Willy Wonka' Movie

King has a lot of buzz to his name, especially after Paddington 2 blew away critics and did well at the box office. The report states that Warner Bros . hopes the franchise will be an artistic standout under King's direction.

Trump Will Not Release Democrat's Rebuttal Memo

McGahn II offered the House committee technical assistance by the DOJ to modify the memo to mitigate the national security risks. Now, Democrats want their own commentary-memo published .

Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash Leaves 3 Dead, 4 Injured Featured font size +

The Federal Aviation Administration would also be investigating the crash of the Eurocopter EC130, spokesman Allen Kenitzer said. Three British tourists who were killed when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon have been named by USA police.

Aldi officially recognised as the nation's favourite supermarket

The news comes amid ongoing industry war which has seen the German discounters pressure performance of UK's "Big Four" grocers. Bringing up the rear on 62% was Sainsbury's which suffered the ignominy of being the worst performing major supermarket brand.