Uh-Oh: Trump Asks Pompeo To Delay North Korea Trip

President Trump has reportedly asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to postpone his planned trip to North Korea.

Pompeo’s trip was one of several to be made to hold North Korea accountable to the agreement made between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

It seems, however, the country has not made enough progress in their denuclearization.

“I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula…” Trump said in a series of tweets.

“Additionally, because of our much tougher Trading stance with China, I do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were (despite the UN Sanctions which are in place).”

Trump paid Kim Jong-Un respect in a tweet and said he looks forward to seeing him “soon.”

“Secretary Pompeo looks forward to going to North Korea in the near future, most likely after our Trading relationship with China is resolved. In the meantime I would like to send my warmest regards and respect to Chairman Kim. I look forward to seeing him soon!”

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Here’s more on Pompeo’s delayed meeting, via the Western Journal:

The surprise announcement appeared to mark a concession by the president to domestic and international concerns that his prior claims of world-altering progress on the peninsula had been strikingly premature.

Trump’s comment followed a report issued Monday by the International Atomic Energy Agency outlining “grave concern” about the North’s nuclear program. It came a day after Pompeo appointed Stephen Biegun, a senior executive with the Ford Motor Co., to be his special envoy for North Korea and said he and Biegun would visit next week.

The State Department never confirmed details of the trip, but it had been expected that Pompeo would be in Pyongyang for at least several hours Monday, according to several diplomatic sources familiar with the plan.

President Trump has touted the crisis in North Korea as a success and has repeated several times that since his intervention, there have been no missile launches out of the Korean Penninsula. Previously, North Korea routinely tested their intercontinental ballistic missiles and put the world on notice by threatening to hit Japan, Guam, and the United States.

Since Trump’s peace summit with the Korean leader, the United States and China have escalated trade tensions and have announced billions of dollars worth of tariffs against one another. As both countries seek to win the economic trade war, it seems North Korea could be affected by the fallout.


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