North Korea may be accusing the United States delegation of a gangster-like mentality during their talks on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, but that's not worrying US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
4 - Kim Jong-un was nowhere to be seen during the inter-Korean basketball games last week, as well as during Pompeo's visit.
Following his meetings, Pompeo told reporters that the two sides had made progress on defining denuclearization to begin the process of ending North Korea's illegal nuclear weapons program.
Pompeo spoke after North Korea said the talks "brought us in a risky situation where we may be shaken in our unshakable will for denuclearization, rather than consolidating trust".
Pompeo also stated that progress was made on talks to decommission a missile engine test site - but there's no conclusive deliverable here. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
The U.S. "came up only with its unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization, just calling for CVID, declaration and verification, all of which run counter to the spirit of the Singapore summit and talks", KCNA quoted a spokesman at the North's Foreign Ministry as saying.
Instead, Pompeo met with Kim Yong Chol and other North Korean officials.
Trump's suggestion that China was behind North Korea's tougher stance on denuclearisation talks echoes a comment by Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday.
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But while Pompeo on Saturday painted a positive picture of the follow-up talks, North Korean officials accused the United States of trying to unilaterally pressure their country into abandoning its nuclear programme.
Pompeo himself reportedly laughed when asked about the CD last week but did not confirm or deny the South Korean newspaper report.
"These are complicated issues, but we made progress on nearly all of the central issues", said Pompeo.
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Pompeo reported that the two sides had substantive discussions on next steps toward denuclearization and have set up working groups to hammer out details of an agreement.
Kim, 55, who defected to the South with his family in 2002, said Kim Jong Un has increased the number of special economic zones more than five-fold to 27 since succeeding his father as North Korea's leader in 2011.
China is North Korea's traditional ally and main trading partner, and is a key influence on Pyongyang.
Some U.S. senators expressed concern about North Korea's harsh words and urged the Trump administration to keep up the pressure on Pyongyang.