Despite of claiming progress in negotiations made by Trump, sources close to the political circles state that both negotiations at both the State Department level and with the White House have brought no results. Another sources have proved that.
As President Trump wrote in his Tweeter on Wednesday, “North Korea relationship is best it has ever been with U.S. No testing, getting remains, hostages returned. Decent chance of Denuclearization. Time will tell what will happen with North Korea, but at the end of the previous administration, relationship was horrendous and very bad things were about to happen. Now a whole different story. I look forward to seeing Kim Jong Un shortly. Progress being made-big difference!”
This statement was made just one day after Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, declared that North Korea is not willing to give up with its nuclear weapon. He made this claim two weeks after the White House and State Department held talks North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol.
As Kim Yong Chol had met Trump in Oval office and had talk for nearly an hour and a half, the White House announce the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un that would take place “near the end of February”. “We’ve continued to make progress. We’re continuing to have conversations. The US is going to continue to keep pressure and sanctions on North Korea until we see fully and verified denuclearization. We’ve had very good steps in good faith from the North Koreans in releasing the hostages and other moves so we’re going to continue those conversations,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said.