North Korean Leader's Sister Says Another Summit Unlikely however 'a Surprise Thing May Still Happen'

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FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (REUTERS)

Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s leader, mentioned one other summit with the United States would only be helpful for Washington at this level, including her nation had no intention of “threatening the US,” in accordance to state media.

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Kim mentioned in her private opinion, there may be unlikely to be one other summit between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump this yr however “a shock factor should still occur,” news company KCNA reported on Friday.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioned on Thursday he was “very hopeful” about resuming talks with North Korea about denuclearisation and appeared to depart open the potential of one other summit between the nations’ leaders.

Kim Yo Jong’s feedback came a day after the US level man for North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, wrapped up a three-day visit to Seoul where he rejected hypothesis he was looking for to satisfy North Korean officers throughout his journey, however mentioned the United States was open to talks.

Recent North Korean statements have rejected the thought of recent talks, and Kim reiterated Pyongyang’s objections to what it sees as hostile and self-serving insurance policies of the United States.

“We wish to make it clear that it doesn’t essentially imply the denuclearisation isn’t attainable,” Kim Yo Jong mentioned. “But what we imply is that it isn’t attainable at this level of time.”

Her feedback have been couched in a considerably softer tone than earlier statements, and she or he even noted she had obtained exceptional permission to view recordings of the latest Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations in the United States.

“We wouldn’t have the slightest intention to pose a risk to the US…. Everything will go easily in the event that they left us alone and make no provocation on us,” she mentioned.

Kim mentioned it was unclear if combined messages of engagement and stress from Trump and his aides are an “intentional scheme or a results of the President’s unfastened grip of energy.”

She mentioned her brother had instructed her to cross on greetings to Trump and ship him wishes for fulfillment in his work.

But even when the connection between the leaders is nice, Washington will return to being hostile and North Korea must form its insurance policies in preparation for leaders apart from Trump, Kim mentioned.

Kim Jong Un and Trump exchanged threats and insults in 2017 as North Korea quickly superior its missile and nuclear weapons automation, before ties warmed in early 2018.

The two leaders have met thrice, however didn’t discover a compromise over the North’s nuclear weapons programme, or the international sanctions imposed on Pyongyang.


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