Speaking in Kabul Afghanistan Monday as he continued his diplomatic tour,Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was still fueling questions on whether his visit to North Korea produced tangible results.We still have a long way to go but the commitment that the North Koreans made frankly that Chairman Kim personally made to President Trump remains as what reinforced.
On Twitter, President Trump says he is confident Kim Jong-un will honor what the called the contract they signed.Experts say the two diverging accounts of Pompeo’s meetings with the US expressing optimism and North Korea calling the meeting regrettable may amount to standard negotiating procedure for Pyongyang.
The North Koreans clearly are still mulling a little bit,the US side is pushing for a quick dismantlement of its nuclear programs which it is unfortunately unrealistic at this time.So we’re seeing negotiations happen.Analysts say it is difficult to get a quick resolution to any negotiations over nuclear weapons and that Pompeo may need reinforcements for what may be a lengthy process.
Right now Secretary of State, Pompeo, seems to be the leader of the negotiations but as Secretary of States he has a lot of roles that he is dealing with all around the world so having Secretary of State Pompeo in charge but delegating to a career diplomat really understands North Korea situation and can take the lead on the ground would be a very very good idea.
Mckeon says the main thing is that the US and North Korea keep talking to each other to work out authority issues including clear definitions on what each side means when they say denuclearization.
Cindy Saine, VOA News, Washington.