High-level US-North Korea meeting postponed without reason

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo right and Kim Yong Chol a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief arrive for a lunch at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang North Korea

In setback, Pompeo's North Korea meetings called off without explanation

"This meeting, which was to be held in NY with Kim Yong Chol, one of the closest collaborators of the north Korean leader, will be organised again at a later date", "when our respective agendas permit", has just announced on Tuesday in the late evening, the spokeswoman of the u.s. department of State Heather Nauert.

"We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit", spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

Nauert said the USA remained focussed on fulfilling the commitments agreed to by President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the Singapore summit in June, reported The Washington Post.

While U.S. and South Korean officials had expressed hope the talks could make some progress - including laying the groundwork for a second Trump-Kim meeting - North Korea has in recent weeks stepped up calls for sanctions relief. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has also accused Russian Federation of cheating on U.N. sanctions on North Korea. But we're not in any rush at all. "Ongoing conversations continue to take place".

It offered no reason and North Korea's propaganda services have not mentioned the meeting. The resolution also envisages restrictions on delivering industrial equipment, heavy equipment and transport to North Korea.

In mid-October, Pompeo evoked the possibility of a second summit, preceded by talks with Kim Yong-chol.

In addition to Pompeo's talks with his counterpart, the NY meeting in NY was expected to be the first between Trump's special North Korean envoy, Stephen Biegun, and his counterpart, Choe Son Hui.

Pompeo was scheduled to attend a top-level U.S.

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It was not immediately clear whether Russian Federation was planning a new push to ease sanctions against North Korea.

At that meeting, Kim, who is seeking relief from tough USA -led sanctions, committed to work toward denuclearization, but his steps since have fallen short of US demands for irreversible moves to abandon a weapons program that potentially threatens the United States.

Pyongyang has complained that Washington has not made concessions in return for the moves it has taken and last Friday warned it could resume development of its nuclear program if the United States did not drop its sanctions campaign.

The Democrats regained control of the US House of Representatives, where they will seek to keep Trump's agenda in check, while the Republicans maintained their majority in the Senate in Tuesday's midterm elections.

However, the Trump administration's engagement with the North could come under tighter scrutiny by the Democrat-controlled House, experts say, given that it has subpoena power and control of key committees.

Diplomatic sources told CBS News reporter Kylie Atwood as recently as Monday that senior State Department officials were still confident in the plans for Pompeo's now-delayed meeting in NY.

Democrats have said they are determined to obtain more information about meetings between Trump and Pompeo and Kim, anxious that Trump is so eager to make a "great deal" that he will give Kim too much with little in return.

JS Tours, a Japanese booking agent of the North's Korean International Travel Co., has launched North Korean tour packages featuring places jointly visited by the leaders of South and North Korea, American broadcaster Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported Wednesday.

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