The Wall Street Journal: North Korea says U.S. demands on denuclearization violate spirit of the deal with Trump

SEOUL—North Korea’s foreign ministry expressed disappointment in the U.S.’s continued demands for complete and verifiable denuclearization following talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, adding to concerns over Pyongyang’s sincerity towards dismantling its nuclear arms.

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A spokesman for North Korea’s foreign ministry said the U.S.’s demands for specific pledges on complete denuclearization violated the spirit of the agreement reached by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at their summit last month, in a statement released in Pyongyang’s state media Saturday.

In the statement, North Korea called the weekend talks “regrettable” and claimed the U.S.

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