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US will not make concessions to N.Korea: CIA

IANS  |  Washington 

The US will not make concessions during negotiations with North Korean leader and will demand that Pyongyang's halt its missile tests and open the door to denuclearizing, CIA said on Sunday.

"While these negotiations are going on, there will be no concessions made. Trump isn't doing this for theater. He's going to solve a problem," Pompeo said.

The CIA added that must offer "complete, verifiable and un-reversible proof" that it has halted its missile testing, although the US will maintain strict economic sanctions on Pyongyang, Efe reported.

The US predicted on Saturday evening during a speech in that his talks with Kim will be a "tremendous success" a few days after it was revealed that he had agreed to meet with the of the North Korean regime in an historic encounter which, if it comes off, would be the first time in history for a US and a North Korean leader to meet.

"The President has made the decision; this is the right time to meet with Kim Jong-un," Pompeo said.

Although initially the meeting was scheduled for May, later said that neither the location nor the date for the encounter had been set.

The surprising announcement about the top-level meeting was made by Chung Eui-yong, who met on Thursday with Trump at the to relay a message to him from Kim, with whom Chung had met on Monday in

The moves by the US and North Korean leaders to get together and talk face to face comes after a year of rising tensions, exchanges of insults and ongoing military threats.

Trump has called Kim a "madman" and a "maniac," while the North Korean leader has said that the US president is "mentally deranged."

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 04:38 IST
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