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Talks between US, North Korea getting 'dangerous'

American political analyst Michael Burns

The United States and North Korea peace talks have become "dangerous" and “unsettling" for the US people, according to a US political and military analyst.

American political analyst Michael Burns said the Trump administration's “twisted” negotiation strategy alongside the demanding “jingoism” has become a “destructive” force undermining the  talks with the North.

The negotiations between the US and North Korea , which initiated after the landmark summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, had been a source of "joy and delight to the average American citizen", the analyst said in an interview with Press TV on Saturday.

At the historic summit between Trump and Kim, the US president committed to provide security guarantees to North Korea and Kim agreed with the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Following the agreement, Pyongyang showed goodwill gestures including scrapping a nuclear site, halting its missile tests and returning the remains of US soldiers who died decades ago during the Korean War.

However, according to Burns, the Trump administration's bigotry and unreasonable demands from North Korea have become a very destructive influence.

Burns said ignoring North Korea’s goodwill gestures had created another "dangerous situation" for the American nation which had the impression that the nuclear threat posed by North Korea had been resolved.  “Despite North Korea’s goodwill gestures … [the negotiation] seems to be twisted by bureaucrats who want more.”

Meanwhile, North Korea says the Americans were back-pedaling on the agreement reached at the Singapore summit. 

Pyongyang issued a statement at the United Nations this week, insisting that elements of the US government were not adhering to the spirit of the talks established.

It has urged Washington to take reciprocal measures for its goodwill gestures, including removing sanctions and officially declaring an end to the Korean War.


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