State Department says US is ‘ready’ to meet with North Korean officials after being stood up

Source: Washington Examiner | July 12, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll

The State Department said the U.S. is “ready” to meet with North Korean officials on Sunday, after North Korean officials never appeared for a meeting Thursday concerning the return of American troop remains from the Korean War.

“Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol agreed in his dialogue with Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo to have his team meet with an American team in Panmunjom on or around July 12th to move forward with the repatriation of American service members’ remains,” Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement. “Mid day July 12th they contacted us and offered to meet on July 15th. We will be ready.”

The Washington Post reported earlier on Thursday that officials from the Department of Defense and the United Nations arrived at the Demilitarized Zone as arranged by the State Department. But the North Korean officials never showed.

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  •  ConservativeGranny #24474

    Isn’t that the second time NK stood them up? It’s like Trump and the NK are living in two different realities.

     EVERYDAY #24475

    The summit was a sham. It was just an opportunity for two egotistical bullies to get together (at our taxpayers’ expense), to live it up and come up with a half-baked “treaty” consisting of vague language and a few “sorta” promises that were never going to be kept. This summit was no success. It was primarily a political stunt to make both leaders look good to their people.

    And as I’ve said before, Little Donnie fancies himself as a dictator, so he met with Kim to get a few pointers. Wonder what advice will Trump get from Putin in their meeting?

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