Trump Canceled a Trip From Pompeo to Korea for Lack of Progress

The US president has made it a priority to resolve trade tensions with China to continue negotiating with Kim Jong-un. 

Trump Canceled a Trip
The leaders Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump at a summit. Reuters

Trump canceled a trip from Pompeo to Korea for lack of progress in denuclearization. The US president, Donald Trump, has asked Friday to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who canceled the trip he had planned to North Korea next week considering that ” are not making sufficient progress” in negotiations between both countries.

Trump said. Personal Twitter account.

This Thursday, Pompeo himself took advantage of the presentation of the new US special envoy. for North Korea to announce that it had planned to travel to the Asian country next week.  The North American leader added to the social network that the trip will take place when the tensions with China are resolved.

In a second message, Trump said, however, that Pompeo “hopes to go to North Korea soon” and took the opportunity to convey his ” warmest regards and respect” to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un: “I hope to meet him soon ! “, concluded the American president.

This contradicts the version of the State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert , who  rejected last Thursday that  Washington was upset at the lack of progress after the summit between Trump and Kim in Singapore on June 12 and held that the new visit The Secretary of State was going to serve, among other things, to continue with the “normalization” of bilateral relations.

A new round of high-level dialogues is expected next week to put an end to the commercial tension before the meetings planned in multilateral forums between the presidents of the USA, Donald Trump, and  ChinaXi Jinping. On Thursday,  China filed another claim with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to ” safeguard free trade and multilateral mechanisms” and “their rights and legitimate interests ” after the last tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration.

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