Steve Mnuchin, head of the American Ministry of Finance, said in an interview with the presenter of the program Meet the Press on NBC: trump intends to demand from the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-UN, which plans to meet, not to conduct more nuclear and missile tests.
About it writes on Sunday, March 11, the news Agency Reuters.
In response to a request to comment on the words of the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders, reported on Friday that, without concrete and verifiable actions by the DPRK meeting with trump will not take place, Mnuchin said: «There should not be a discrepancy: the preconditions for these negotiations is the rejection of nuclear and missile tests.»
The head of the Treasury rejected the criticism against the historic decisions of the U.S. President to meet with North Korean leader, which, according to opponents, it strengthens the position of a pariah country in the international arena, Recalling that earlier, trump blamed for the fact that he allegedly does not use diplomatic means to curb the nuclear ambitions of the DPRK.
«Today, we see that the President has resorted to diplomacy, but it does not change our plans to expose North Korea to the highest possible pressure. Sanctions are not cancelled, and nsha willingness to defend themselves as well. Now the President wants to check the possibility of concluding a deal with North Korea», – quotes the edition of words Mnuchin.
As previously reported, last Saturday, the President of the United States Donald trump, who was in this day in Pennsylvania, commented on the impending meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, saying in a speech at the rally: the negotiations could end in failure, but it is possible that he will be able to enter into the «greatest deal of the century» and establishment of relations with the rogue state.
However, before leaving he spoke to reporters with more optimistic comments: «I Think with North Korea it will be very good, and we will achieve great success. North Korea promises to stop time for this rocket launches, and also plans to «denuclearization», so everything will be fine», – quotes words of the head of the White house, the news Agency «Interfax».
We will remind that the situation on the Korean Peninsula flared up again in late November, when Pyongyang made the first two and a half months rocket launch, having tested an Intercontinental ballistic missile of a new type «And 15». According to the results of the test, the North Korean side announced that the missile can carry a nuclear warhead, underlining that in range the whole territory of the United States.
In early December, the White house said it was impossible to conduct any negotiations with the DPRK as long as Pyongyang «will not fundamentally change their behavior.»
However, on 9 March, the national security Advisor of South Korea Chung EUI-Yong suddenly announced that Donald trump accepted the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong UN to hold bilateral talks. Secretary Rex Tillerson said that the White house has caused great surprise the sudden progress that has been made in solving the problem of North Korea and Donald trump agreed to a meeting due to a sharp change in the position of Kim Jong-UN.
«I think they want to make peace, I think it’s time» – with these words the tramp concluded.
The media, however, noted that neither the place nor date of the meeting is not appointed yet, despite previously published reports that this will happen by the end of may.
Note that no US President has not met with North Korean leader, and the decision by trump to accept the invitation of the South Korean envoys on Thursday was completely unexpected.