TOKYO —On the second anniversary of President Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, North Korea’s foreign minister said hope had given way to despair and relations between the two countries had descended into a “dark nightmare,” and vowed to bolster the country’s military might to counter U.S. threats.
Hope for improved relations had been high two years ago, Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon said on Friday, but this has given way to “despair characterized by spiraling deterioration,” while “even a slim ray of optimism for peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula has faded away into a dark nightmare.”
Ri said the North had completely shut down a nuclear test site, returned scores of remains of American service personnel and returned U.S. citizens held by North Korea, referring to them as “convicted felons,” presenting the steps as evidence of Kim’s “epoch-making resolve.”
North Korea maintains that it never agreed to unilaterally dismantle its nuclear weapons and that the United States also has an obligation to fundamentally reduce the military threat it poses to Pyongyang.
“Never again will we provide the US chief executive with another package to be used for achievements without receiving any returns,” he said. “Nothing is more hypocritical than an empty promise.”
Another example of Trumps “bigly” negotiation skills.
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