China rebukes United States during tense Pompeo visit

China rebukes United States during tense Pompeo visit

A senior U.S. State Department official said the United States still expected cooperation with Beijing on efforts to denuclearise North Korea, whose chief ally is China.

"These actions have affected the mutual trust between both sides and have cast a shadow over the prospect of China-US relations, which completely go against the interest of our two peoples", Wang said.

Pompeo held talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang, before landing in Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region.

"We had a good, productive conversation", Pompeo said about the almost two-hour-long talks. Kim Yong Chol also made clear that Pompeo's preferred translator wouldn't be allowed, and his bodyguard would have to leave his weapon behind, according to a pool reporter traveling with Pompeo.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Chinese counterpart had a tense standoff Monday as relations deteriorate between the countries over an escalating tariff war and accusations by the USA that Beijing is interfering in next month's elections. "We demand that the USA side stop this kind of mistaken action".

Kim told Pompeo as they sat down, "It's a very nice day that promises a good future for both countries".

Pompeo and Wang did find common ground in opposing the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Trump also called off a meeting with Pompeo in August, due to a lag in the negotiations.

Pompeo also visited Japan and South Korea, where he said Monday in Seoul that there had been "significant progress" toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons.

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During the historic Singapore summit with United States president Donald Trump, it was hard to spot Kim behind the wall of the men in black. "But we will get there".

North Korea's state newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, featured eight photos of the meeting on its front page, including shots of Kim and Pompeo smiling and shaking hands, as well as some with Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong.

The inspectors will visit a missile engine test facility and the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site as soon as the logistics are worked out, Pompeo said. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim had "warmly welcomed" Pompeo in Pyongyang and "spoke highly of him".

The two countries have, however, been in a standoff over what the term denuclearisation means.

"North Korea's push for such a declaration could be a ploy to divide the U.S".

Pompeo said on Sunday his latest, fourth trip to Pyongyang was "another step forward" to denuclearization and that he had a "good, productive conversation" with Kim, striking a cautious note by indicating more needed to be done.

During Mr Pompeo's last visit to Pyongyang in July, he was denounced for making "gangster-like demands". A series of diplomatic understandings on Taiwan - in which the Communist Party tolerates American weapons sales while the us accepts Beijing as the capital of "one China" - underpin more than four decades of relations between the two sides. More recently, however, Abe has expressed interest in a face-to-face meeting with former worldwide pariah Kim.

"I've never been involved in an worldwide discussion where there weren't differences of view, not only between governments but inside of governments", he said.

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