The US and North Korea have been having on and off discussion about peace treaties but also about trade agreements in the Asian pacific. Kim who is not willing to bow down to the US is determined to keep it that way till an agreement has been met
However, North Korea is said to be willing to restart talks with the United States in late September, potentially ending months of deadlock between the two countries, a senior Pyongyang official has said.
In a statement by North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said Pyongyang was open to having “comprehensive discussions” with the US at a time and place agreed by both sides.
However, the diplomat said, Washington must come to the table with new proposals that satisfy Pyongyang.
“I want to believe that the US side would come out with an alternative based on a calculation method that serves both sides’ interests and is acceptable to us,” Choe said.
“If the US side toys with an old scenario that has nothing to do with the new method at working-level talks which would be held after difficulties, a deal between the two sides may come to an end,” she added.
When asked about the comments by reporters, US President Donald Trump said talks were always a good thing. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. A US State Department spokesperson said there were not any “meetings to announce at this time”.
On Sunday, during an interview with ABC’s This Week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was “hopeful that in the coming days, or perhaps weeks, we’ll be back at the negotiating table with them. That’s the best outcome”.
Negotiations have stalled for months following a failed summit in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, in February, the second between Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un in less than a year.
The leaders first met at a historic summit in Singapore in July 2018 to discuss denuclearisation, which North Korea has indicated it would agree to in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions.
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