Trump hopes to meet N.Korea leader next year

Kim Yong Chol of North Korea meets with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month in New York City

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in NY on Thursday, the State Department said.

Recently, officials from both the countries made trips to North Korea and Russian Federation, leading to speculations that Kim is planning to embark on a visit to Russian Federation in November or December and meet Putin.

"We are going to make it another day", he said.

Pompeo said in an interview with CBS Sunday that he expects to make "some real progress" when he meets with his counterpart, including on the potential summit, "where we can make substantial steps towards denuclearization". "The sanctions are on". "If Democrats take issue with a range of issues, the Trump administration could be distracted and lose its energy and time to efficiently focus on dealing with the North Korea issue".

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There's been little diplomatic progress in the five months since the June summit in Singapore where the USA and North Korean leaders committed to "denuclearization" of the divided Korean Peninsula.

Moon's office said the USA notified the government of the delay before the public announcement.

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To that end, the US and South Korea announced last week the creation of a new working group to "strengthen our close coordination", including on "sanctions implementation and inter-Korean cooperation that comply with the United Nations sanctions", according to State Department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino.

Pyongyang accused Washington of derailing commitments made by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump at their June summit in Singapore.

Last Friday, North Korea's Foreign Ministry criticized the USA for its continued support of sanctions and hinted it may resume nuclear development.

Trump has teased the possibility of a second summit with the young North Korean leader, saying last month that he expected the meeting would take place after Tuesday's midterms. A senior official at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul cautioned against reading too much into the decision to postpone the meeting. "There's no rush whatsoever", Trump told reporters at the White House.

FILE - Journalists look around the third tunnel of Punggye-ri nuclear test ground before it is blown up during the dismantlement process in Punggye-ri, North Hamgyong Province, North Korea, May 24, 2018.

Democrats have said they are determined to obtain more information about meetings between Trump and Pompeo and Kim, anxious that Trump is so eager to make a "great deal" that he will give Kim too much with little in return.

In December a year ago, UN Security Council adopted a resolution that imposed tougher sanctions on North Korea after Pyongyang's missile test.

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