Trump orders Mike Pompeo to delay North Korea trip, blasts China

BREAKING Trump Tells Mike Pompeo to Cancel His Trip to North Korea

President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of a planned trip to North Korea by secretary of state Mike Pompeo, citing a lack of "progress" in stalled denuclearization talks.

Also last month, The Washington Post reported that satellite images appeared to indicate North Korea's possible construction of ICBMs at the same facility the country produced its first long-range missiles, including the Hwasong-15, which may have the capability of hitting the U.S. East Coast.

Trump tweeted that he does not believe China is helping with the effort to rein in North Korea because of stepped-up pressure by the United States on trade with China. "I look forward to seeing him soon!" he added. North Korea has made no public steps towards dismantling its nuclear weapons program, with some analysts saying Kim's regime has no intention to do so.

Trump's comment followed a report issued on Monday by the International Atomic Energy Agency outlining "grave concern" about the North's nuclear programme.

Madonna responds to critics who slammed Aretha Franklin tribute
There is so much more to do, to experience, and there is no one I'd rather do it with, baby. "You are my macho, and I love you". The universe is infinite, and so is what we can accomplish together, with love and trust and understanding.

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un engaged in a historic summit in June in Singapore, where the dictator promised to work toward "complete denuclearization". There were no plans for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Pompeo had said that Biegun was to travel with him to Pyongyang next week.

Trump's statement came just a day after Pompeo said he would again visit North Korea and would take his new USA special representative, Stephen Biegun, with him in an attempt to break the stalemate. The joint statement released after the event, however, was vague at best and provided no clear pathway for Kim to do so. "President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most unsafe problem", he added. North Korea has been demanding that the U.S. ease or lift crippling sanctions - something Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton have flatly ruled out until the its nuclear programme is fully and verifiably dismantled. -North Korea negotiations, two officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Some of the blame rested with China, he said, "because of our much tougher Trading stance". "There's been no rocket launches", he added.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump's easing of coal rules could kill 1,400 people per year
Aug 23, 2018 - 03:33
Depending on how aggressively states make efficiency standards for individual power plants, those numbers could decrease. The plan envisioned this would cut greenhouse gases from the power sector by around 32% by 2030, based on 2005 levels.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Barcelona convinced Paul Pogba will not leave Man United this season
Aug 23, 2018 - 03:26
Neville believes Mourinho must distance himself from mind games and focus his efforts on Monday night's clash with Tottenham. That's why we thought Paul Pogba might be the ideal candidate to be that leader but he wasn't there tonight".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top The Cohen-Manafort fallout
Aug 23, 2018 - 02:45
Lying is contagious, and it appears the White House is suffering an outbreak. As the President said , we stated many times, he did nothing wrong.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Powerful Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii
Aug 23, 2018 - 02:30
The spaghetti models , which meteorologists use to visualize potential storm paths, further underscore the uncertainty . The storm is now moving westward at 12 miles per hour (19 km/h) and should continue to move west through tonight.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US President Trump takes aim at Federal Reserve for rates hike
Aug 23, 2018 - 02:28
Financial market analysts doubt current Fed policy makers are likely to be cowed by Trump's outbursts over their policy choices. Trump nominated him to the position, he told senators he expected the Fed to continue raising interest rates in the near term.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Crazy Rich Asians author wanted in Singapore for dodging military service
Aug 23, 2018 - 01:33
He reportedly applied twice to renounce his citizenship at a later date, but was rejected as he had not served in the military. Insiders say the ultra-exclusive world featured in both book and movie is as real as the Lion City's stunning scenery.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Country singer Gretchen Wilson arrested at CT airport
Aug 23, 2018 - 01:31
Wilson, who lives in Lebanon, Tennessee, won a Grammy award in 2004 for her first hit song, " Redneck Woman ". According to Billboard , a spokesperson for Wilson's Redneck Records could not be reached for comment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top EXPLAINED: Why reunions of war-split Korean families are high on emotion
Aug 22, 2018 - 01:53
Before this week's reunions, about 23 500 Koreans attended reunions, some 19 800 in person and the others by video, since 2000. The relatives have been given a total of 12 hours together, including three hours in private.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wow! This is how Mouni Roy makes monochrome look oh-so-sexy
Aug 22, 2018 - 01:32
Reema Kagti's storytelling has been unanimously praised by critics, as is Mouni Roy, the fresh import from the small screen. The film which released on Independence Day has managed to collect Rs 33.25 crore in the first two days of its release.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MTV VMAs: Madonna says she didn't intend to do tribute to Franklin
Aug 22, 2018 - 01:08
Madonna said " Aretha " four times during the seven-minute speech but uttered the words "I" and "me" more than 50 times. However soon after Madonna had finished the speech, fans were quick to slam her tribute for being self-indulgent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ‘Big City’ Matt Adams returns to the Cardinals
Aug 22, 2018 - 00:48
Carpenter was quick to welcome Adams back to the team on Tuesday, joking he would "bathe" his former teammate in salsa. The Nationals will receive no player from the Cardinals in exchange for Adams, reports MLB.com's Mark Feinsand .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump complains about interest rate rises
Aug 21, 2018 - 21:04
Donald Trump's remarks are the most personal criticism of Jerome Powell's performance so far. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, told the Wall Street Journal .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Camila Cabello Dedicates Her Video Of The Year Win To Madonna
Aug 21, 2018 - 19:57
Camila Cabello has a long history as a fixture at the VMAs, especially in her years as a member of Fifth Harmony . Shortly after, Nicki Minaj came on stage to collect her award for best hip-hop and she didn't appear happy.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ATP Cincinnati - Sunday Schedule: Roger Federer vs Djokovic, ideal final
Aug 21, 2018 - 19:35
He's 3-1 against Federer in Grand Slam finals and 12-6 overall in championship matches, including wins at Wimbledon and the U.S. The match started with a low-key atmosphere after Wawrinka took the first set with a dominating performance in the tiebreak.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Heavy rains and winds forecast for Saturday as Storm Ernesto passes
Aug 21, 2018 - 19:30
Rainfall levels of up to 20mm are forecast to occur quite widely with higher levels of rain to be expected in some local areas. A humid and warm day for many, with temperatures in the high teens or low twenties.