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OCTOBER 2, 2018

     North Korea can't be trusted and Trump will not be fooled. North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called for an end to "decades-long mistrust" between the Kim Jong Un regime and the United States in remarks before the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday -- while calling for the repeal of economic sanctions, and warning U.S. opponents of Trump's engagement with Kim. Ri, who last year said the North could detonate a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean as tensions escalated with the United States, delivered a speech that summarized key developments on the Korean Peninsula, while crediting the North Korean leader for progress.

     "Comrade Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted energetic summit-level diplomatic activities with a firm determination to turn the Korean Peninsula into a land of peace, free of both nuclear weapons and nuclear threats," Ri said, as delegates from the United States and South Korea took notes. He added Kim "made important breakthroughs in improving North-South relations and [North Korea]-U.S. relations, a turning point for the dramatic easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula."  But Ri also reminded the audience of Pyongyang's confidence in its military power, even as he advocated for reciprocal steps toward denuclearization.

     The US has not broken any promises, NK has broken all its promises and agreements. No reciprocal agreement can be made.
 
 
 
 
 

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