By The Blaze. If the U.S. continues to enforce sanctions against North Korea, the regime could forestall its denuclearization efforts, according to a statement by the nation’s foreign ministry. North Korea also criticized the United States for accusing them of secretly continuing work on some secret missile sites.
The North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Thursday that President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has improved relations between the two nations. But North Korean officials also indicated they are also growing weary of the U.S.’s increasing pressure for full denuclearization.
North Korea believes the U.S. is “making baseless allegations against us and making desperate attempts at intensifying the international sanctions.”
“They made public the North Korea Sanctions and Enforcement Actions Advisory and additional sanctions, and called for cooperation in forcing sanctions and pressure even at the international meetings,” the statement reads.
North Korea also noted its goodwill gesture last week of returning the remains of U.S. soldiers of who fought in the Korean War. (Read more from “The North Korea Denuclearization Could Be Heading in a Terrifying Direction” HERE)
Two Months After Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea Hasn’t Changed at All
By SCMP. After peaking two months ago with the Singapore Summit, hopes for a peaceful resolution of the long-running North Korea nuclear crisis have sunk into the mire of political and historical obstacles. Before 2018, outsiders knew North Korea as a failing and anachronistic political and economic system that had repeatedly cheated its seemingly long-overdue death through a foreign policy of intimidation, stubbornness, playing adversaries against each other, and occasional flashes of conciliation that usually proved insincere.
Despite what looked like an emerging breakthrough based on an unexpected participation in the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea and the improbable meeting between leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, North Korea increasingly looks like its old self.
Before this year, Pyongyang was in dire straits. The US government was openly considering a military attack on its missile and nuclear bomb infrastructure. The country’s relationship with China was severely strained; Kim had not even met Xi Jinping. China was enforcing the economic sanctions against North Korea with unprecedented diligence, causing noticeable hardship. Although South Korea had a new government that might be willing to restore economic cooperation with the North, the spike in tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programmes was an obstacle to a rapprochement with Seoul. (Read more from “Two Months After Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea Hasn’t Changed at All” HERE)