South Korea: North Korea Canceled Talks with Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at press conference at the US Department of State in Washington
AFP ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS

South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told her country’s National Assembly on Thursday that the communist regime in North Korea requested to postpone scheduled talks between dictator Kim Jong-un’s top aide Kim Yong-chol and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The State Department confirmed on Wednesday that the talks, scheduled to occur in New York on Thursday, would happen at a later date, citing scheduling conflicts. President Donald Trump himself addressed the issue during a press conference this week, suggesting that denuclearization talks between the two countries have continued in a positive direction.

The South Korean newswire service Yonhap reported on Thursday that Kang revealed in remarks that day that North Korea had canceled the talks, not Washington.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.