VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang’s nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.
President Trump should be commended for walking away from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s proposed nuclear deal.
February 2019 is turning out to be a critical month in the presidency of Donald Trump. It may be the critical month. The midterm elections and record-long government shutdown are behind him. By delivering an optimistic and inspiring State of the Union address, Trump effectively reset his presidency and framed his opposition as beyond the American mainstream. But three tests await him: on Congress, on North Korea, and on China. How he handles these challenges will say a lot about his chances of reelection.
The Kim Jong Un regime in North Korea has ramped up the use of overseas slave labor to prop up its economy in the face of stiff sanctions, leading to what former North Korean construction official and defector Roh Hui-Chang said is “no different from a prison camp.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working to set up a second meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un by the year’s end to discuss denuclearization.
President Donald Trump called the latest developments in North Korea “very exciting” in early Wednesday morning tweets.
President Donald Trump announced Friday he had canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s upcoming trip to North Korea due to a lack of “sufficient progress” in denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.