Toronto, April 15: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un after saying that he might be willing to have a third summit with US President Donald Trump, has warned of “dark and very dangerous” prospects unless the U.S. changes its negotiating policy by the end of the year, according to North Korean state media.
The North Korean leader issued the deadline as he accused Donald Trump’s administration of “open hostile moves” against his country. “The US is further escalating the hostility to us with each passing day despite its suggestion for settling the issue through dialogue,” said Kim. He gave two examples of “open hostile” US policy towards Pyongyang – a recent test simulating the interception of an intercontinental ballistic missile from North Korea and the resumption of military exercises in the area. “These seriously rattle us,” he added, according to the KCNA agency. “As wind is bound to bring waves, the US open hostile policy towards the DPRK [the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] will naturally bring our corresponding acts.”
He added, “It is as foolish and dangerous an act as trying to put out fire with oil. To this end, it is essential for the U.S. to quit its current calculation method and approach us with new one.”
The warning comes after Kim Jong-Un said he would only agree to further talks at a third summit if the U.S. has the “right attitude”.
Kim said, “We will wait for a bold decision from the U.S. with patience till the end of this year but I think it will definitely be difficult to get such a good opportunity as the previous summit.”
This is a reiteration of the message that Kim’s envoys had given after the failure of the Hanoi Summit. The Hanoi summit, according to Trump had failed because Kim wanted the U.S. to withdraw its sanctions in exchange for halting all its nuclear programmes. However, North Korean officials had contradicted this statement saying they wanted partial relief from sanctions in exchange for stopping work at the country’s main nuclear reactor.
But experts are not optimistic about any concrete result from a future third summit as well as no one believes that Pyongyang will ever give up its nuclear weapons.