UNITED NATIONS – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited the UN on Friday to announce that there will be no sanctions on North Korea until his leader "does what he promised the world"
On one After his meeting, Mr Pompeo also said that North Korea, under its leader Kim Jong-un, continues to find ways to circumvent the sanctions aimed at dismantling the North's nuclear weapons program. Mr Pompeo said he urges other members of the UN Security Council to step up sanctions, which he described as "crucial to our achievement of this goal," urging Kim to abandon his country's nuclear weapons.
Mr. Trump has said that the North Korean leader promised at this meeting that he is ready to dismantle nuclear weapons. Mr. Kim has not taken any concrete steps in this direction and has expressed doubts about his intentions.
"It will require full enforcement of sanctions to get there," Pompeo said. "In addition, President Kim will fulfill his personal obligations to President Trump in Singapore."
He said: "The countries of the Security Council agree on the need for a final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea, as agreed by Chairman Kim."
Mr. Pompeo's visit to the United Nations came one day after Russia and China blocked an American plea for immediate action by the Security Council to stop what the United States termed sanctions a rampant fraud against North Korean oil import restrictions.
Diplomats said Russia and China, North Korea's main trading partners, argued that more time was needed to investigate the merits of the American lawsuit as part of a process that postponed any action for six months
Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…39&Itemid=32 Haley, who spoke to Mr. Pompeo during the press conference in the lobby of UN Headquarters, was blunt about the Chinese and Russian blocking maneuvers.
"The problem we come across is that some of our friends have decided that they want to bypass the rules," said Ms. Haley.
"Today, we have put pressure on China and Russia to stay in this situation and be good helpers. They should help us to continue denuclearization," she said.
While China and Russia, along with other members of the Security Council, agreed to North Korean sanctions last year, the heaviest thing ever imposed by the United Nations, there was evidence that both countries were not enforcing them.
Mr. Pompeo said he remained optimistic about the outcome of negotiations with North Korea and hoped that the country "could one day be here at the United Nations, not as a pariah but as a friend" (19659002). Asked what the US wanted to see in further talks with North Korea, Mr. Pompeo said, "We have to see Chairman Kim doing what he promised the world."
Mr. Pompeo also said he had welcomed the plans for a second summit between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The White House's announcement on Thursday of this meeting soothed Mr. Trump's director of national intelligence, Dan Coats, who learned about it while being interviewed by Andrea Mitchell of NBC News at a security conference in Aspen, Colorado.