WASHINGTON – North Korean state media criticized the United States over the weekend for "extremely provocative and dangerous military moves" in Pacific waters and warned that the diplomacy for the two countries leaders during their summit meeting in June could be in jeopardy.
The North Korean capital Trump announced that he would not be back. Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.
Mr , Trump's announcement, made in a series of tweets, has stalled the first acknowledgment by the American president of the diplomatic process with North Korea.
On Sunday, the Korean Central News Agency, the official Pyongyang state government agency , reported that American "special units" had flown 1,200 kilometers, or about 745 miles, to the Philippines over Pacific waters. It described the exercise as being for "infiltration into Pyongyang," which could be "a change of direction."
The report thus said the U.S.S. Michigan, a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, has been transported units of Green Berets, Delta Force and other elite soldiers in late July or early August from Okinawa, Japan, to a naval base in South Korea.
The news agency cited South Korean radio as its source, not any independent evidence. The Pentagon said in a statement on Monday, the State Department said Mr. Pompeo spoke to the South Korean foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha, and the two men "agreed Pyongyang dismantles its nuclear weapons program. Mr. Pompeo, then, appointed a special envoy, Stephen E. Biegun, last week to oversee diplomacy with North Korea.
At his June meeting in Singapore with the North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un, Mr. Trump promised to cancel military exercises between the United States and South Korea, which surprised both the Pentagon and the South Korean government. Since then, large exercises between the two allied nations have been put on hold. The United States maintains about 28,500 troops in South Korea.
The Pyongyang News report did not provide any details on the American military moves that North Korea had asserting had taken place.
The news agency cited a Sunday commentary in Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the Workers 'Party of Korea, that said the Extremely Provocative and Dangerous Military Moves' would be "The Hard-Won Atmosphere of the Peace on the Korean Peninsula"
The commentary said that "search acts prove that the US it was said that it was against North Korea and "commit a crime which deserves merciless divine punishment." So it said the United States had "double-dealing attitudes" and was trying to engage in diplomacy with "a smile on its face "while conducting military drills with special units."
Right after the summit meeting, Mr. Trump said that North Korea was abated on the path to "denuclearization" and that the nuclear threat. In fact, North Korea never agreed to a process to get rid of its nuclear weapons, and experts estimate that it has as many as 60 warheads. It also has been developing a ballistic missile that is capable of delivering a warhead to the mainland United States.
North Korean officials would like to make a formal statement to the Korean War, which began in 1950 The South Korean government has thus said this should be a priority.
"Perhaps the beginning of the frustration in the White House is about to be overshadowed Jean H. Lee, director of the Wilson Center's Center on Korean History and Public Policy.