World International Affairs The precarious peace process between the United States and North Korea has taken a difficult turn, as a top-level meeting between diplomats was called off and the hostile rhetoric is back. At the same time, the Trump administration has looked to discuss the issue with Russia and China. Though no official reason was given for the abrupt cancellation of a meeting set for Thursday between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, the vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, the news came amid a slowdown in what has been an unprecedented dialogue between the two historic enemies. President Donald Trump and his administration, though often expressing confidence in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, have argued that the young ruler should pick up the pace of his denuclearization efforts. North Korea has countered that it was the U.S.’s turn to make concessions after dismantling key military sites, handing over the remains of troops killed during the 1950s Korean War and releasing U.S. prisoners, among other gestures. Disregarding the notion that Washington was ready to lift sanctions on Pyongyang, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that “we’re not going to get rid of… Read full this story
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