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BREAKING: President Trump Abandons North Korea Nuclear Talks, Blames China



President Donald Trump is walking away from negotiations with North Korea over the denuclearization of the reclusive country, the Commander-In-Chief announced Friday.

The president said he has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “not to go to North Korea at this time” in a series of tweets Friday afternoon.

“I have asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Trump said.

Trump also laid blame to China for the deteriorating relationship between the United States and North Korea.

“Additionally, because of our much tougher Trading stance with China,” he said, “I do not believe they are helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were (despite the UN Sanctions which are in place).”

Trump then lavished praised on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un – a murderous dictator and rampant human rights violator – with “warmest regards” and “respect.”

Trump’s decisions to back away from talks with Kim come amidst intelligence reports that Kim has continued to develop new nuclear weapons and make upgrades to nuclear material enrichment facilities.

Most recently in July, the Washington Post reported that satellite imagery showed increased activity at various North Korean nuclear sites. Sources said North Korea is working on “at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong.”

“The Sanumdong factory has produced two of North Korea’s ICBMs, including the powerful Hwasong-15, the first with a proven range that could allow it to strike the U.S. East Coast,” the Post’s report said.

Senior North Korean officials have discussed their intention to deceive Washington about the number of nuclear warheads and missiles they have, as well as the types and numbers of facilities, and to rebuff international inspectors, according to intelligence gathered by U.S. agencies.

Trump has used the summit he held with Kim in Singapore as a measure of his success as president. Trump and Kim signed a non-binding denuclearization agreement following their closed-door meeting in June.

Last month, Trump tweeted that critics who said the process of denuclearization is “not going fast enough” were “wrong,” and that “all of Asia is happy.”