US President Donald Trump will make no concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during their upcoming meeting because Washington has put Pyongyang in a weak position, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says.
Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Pompeo said several rounds of severe economic sanctions by the US and the United Nations had given Washington the upper hand in the ongoing talks between officials from both countries.
“Never before have we had the North Koreans in a position where their economy was at such risk, where their leadership was under such pressure,” he said.
“Make no mistake: while these negotiations are going on, there will be no concessions made,” the spymaster added.
Pyongyang and Washington have long been engaged in an standoff over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. Trump and Kim stunned observers last week after agreeing to discuss their differences.
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