北朝鮮がポンペオの交代を要求: ずくなしの冷や水



Replace Pompeo with someone ‘more cautious & mature’ if you want to talk, N. Korea tells US
North Korea signaled that it would like to see US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo replaced by someone more careful and "mature” in talks with Pyongyang. If he engages in nuclear talks again, the “table will be lousy,” it warned.

Secretary of State Pompeo should step aside from the nuclear talks with Pyongyang in favor of someone “who can communicate more cautiously and more maturely,” according to Pyongyang’s state-run KCNA outlet, cited by a number of agencies.

The North Korean media also quoted Kwon Jong Gun, a top Foreign Ministry official, who cautioned that “if Pompeo engages in the talks again, the table will be lousy once again and the talks will become entangled.”

Pompeo is believed to have laid some groundwork for the historic first summit between Trump and Kim in Singapore last year, meeting the North Korean leader in Pyongyang several weeks prior.

The latest gathering between the US leader and Kim (in Hanoi, Vietnam) was also poised to become a diplomatic breakthrough but essentially collapsed, with Trump saying “they [N. Korea] wanted the sanctions lifted in their entirety and we couldn't do that.”

For the last two months, the negotiations have stalled although both sides traded fairly positive comments about the future of the nuclear talks. However, on Wednesday, North Korea seemed to break its moratorium on missile tests, launching what it said was a new “tactical guided weapon.”

Without providing details, state media reported that the projectile had a “peculiar mode of guiding flight” carrying a “powerful warhead.”

Also this month, Kim broke the silence on the nuclear talks, accusing the US of escalating hostility “despite its suggestion for settling the issue through dialogue.” He called the US sanctions and pressure as “foolish and dangerous an act as trying to put out fire with oil.”

JNN/TBS 2019年4月20日(土)10時18分
 「何も変えない。私はチームを率いて交渉を続けるつもりだ」(アメリカ ポンペオ国務長官)
 ポンペオ氏をめぐっては18日、北朝鮮外務省の幹部が「妄言を吐いた」と非難し、米朝交渉を再開する場合には交代するよう求めたと北朝鮮の国営メディアが報じていました。(20日07:50) JNN/TBS

※ mko @trappedsoldier氏の2019/4/21のツイート
「ポンペオはガキだし、ボルトンは何にも見えていない」―北朝鮮外務次官チェ・ソンヒが言いたい放題! 「北朝鮮は核を完全に放棄しろ、と? 北朝鮮のことを分かっていないのか、それともユーモアで言っているのか? 面白くもない」

Sputnik 03:06 21.04.2019
Pompeo Not ‘Mature,’ Bolton ‘Dim-Sighted,’ DPRK Lambasts Top US Officials
In its second scathing critique of a high-ranking US figure in less than a week, Pyongyang has described demands by the US national security adviser, John Bolton, for proof that North Korea is in the process of denuclearisation as “nonsense".

Bolton's call for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to offer proof that Pyongyang's leadership is in the process of taking apart its nuclear arsenal were characterised as "nonsense" by the nation's vice foreign minister, Choe Son-hui, on Saturday, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

After US President Donald Trump hinted that he was interested in a third summit with DPRK chairman Kim Jong-un, Bolton − a Trump appointee − declared that prior to any meeting between the two heads of state there must first be "a real indication from North Korea that they've made the strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons", cited by Bloomberg.

DPRK vice foreign minister Choe took Bolton to task for his demands, according to reports.

"Bolton, national security adviser of the White House, in an interview with Bloomberg, showed above himself by saying such a nonsense", noted Choe to KCNA on Saturday.

"Bolton's remarks make me wonder whether they sprang out of incomprehension of the intentions of the top leaders of the DPRK and the US or whether he was just trying to talk with a certain sense of humour for his part, with its own deviation", Choe remarked.

"All things considered, his word has no charm in it and he looks dim-sighted to me", she added, cited by Reuters.

In commenting on Bolton's statement, DPRK vice minister Choe also avowed that no good could come of the former's demands as long as the US continued "to throw away such remarks devoid of discretion and reason."

Pyongyang also noted on Thursday that, alongside Bolton, the nation would no longer discuss matters of state with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggesting that the former CIA director should be replaced by a "mature" diplomat, according to Reuters.



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