Trump ‘in no rush’ after talks postponed
WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “in no rush” after talks between his top diplomat and a senior North Korean envoy were postponed, throwing stalled diplomacy over the North’s nuclear weapons into further uncertainty.
Trump said the meeting would be rescheduled and that he still expected to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un early next year.
Neither side has explained why the planned talks between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, a key aide of the North Korean leader, were postponed. The State Department said the meeting would take place at an unspecified later date, “when our respective schedules permit.” North Korea’s propaganda services have not mentioned the meeting.
There’s been little diplomatic progress in the five months since the June summit in Singapore where the U.S. and North Korean leaders committed to “denuclearization” of the divided Korean Peninsula.