North Korea talks sidelining human rights: United Nations rapporteur

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump met in June and discussed North Korea's nucearlisation then

While Pompeo offered a relatively positive assessment of his meetings, North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the USA betrayed the spirit of last month's summit between President Donald Trump and Kim by making "unilateral and gangster-like" demands on "CVID", or the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.

"The issues the US side insisted on during the talks were the same cancerous ones that the past USA administrations had insisted on", the North Korea's foreign ministry said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono have reconfirmed how the two nations will work together, in coordination with South Korea, in a joint effort to achieve a denuclearized North Korea.

Pompeo departed North Korea with a far more positive assessment, declaring that progress was made on the central issues of discussion, and downplayed North Korea's "gangster" accusation, responding by saying that "if those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster".

But North Korea's official news agency later said the visit had been "regrettable" and accused Washington of making "gangster-like" demands to force it to abandon its nuclear weapons.

Last month, Kim agreed to "work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" in return for security guarantees and an end to a unsafe stand-off with U.S. forces.

"When we spoke to them about denuclearization, they did not push back", Pompeo told a news conference after two days of talks in Pyongyang that ended on Saturday.

Trump's suggestion that China was behind North Korea's tougher stance on denuclearisation talks echoes a comment by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday.

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"Proving once again that only fools rush in, Trump forced a summit for cheap headlines", Scarborough wrote, continuing the ongoing feud between himself and president Trump.

The countries did agree this weekend to set up a working group to iron out further disagreements and to meet Thursday to discuss recovering the remains of United States military personnel killed during the Korean War.

Still, the veteran diplomat sees the need for Pompeo, with the backing of the president, to continue negotiating with North Korea for the sake of the US, its allies in the region and the rest of the world.

Pompeo met with North Korean official Kim Yong Chul on Friday and Saturday to discuss denuclearization, just weeks after President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jung Un in Singapore. "China understands this. The US is looking increasingly isolated".

Even so, the U.S. envoy yesterday insisted again that he thought the talks were "in good faith and productive". "We've got more bullets than they do when it comes to trade".

CVID stands for the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of the North's nuclear program, an oft-cited demand by Washington for Pyongyang.

Some analysts and lawmakers have expressed alarm that the talks appear to have run into difficulties, although others see a possible North Korean negotiating ploy.

Still, Pompeo also said Sunday he wanted to maintain a "maximum pressure" campaign against North Korea - a term Trump has said he was avoiding in order to foster diplomacy.

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