America will make no concessions to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for his talks with President Donald Trump over the reclusive nation's nuclear programme, CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said and insisted that Pyongyang was buckling under the pressure of US-led global sanctions.
"Organizing its stance" seems to mean North Korea is checking with its few allies and patrons before finalizing the offer of a summit with Trump, which originated in remarks Kim Jong-un made to visiting South Korean envoys.
South Korean Spy Chief, Suh Hoon, was meanwhile to head to Tokyo to brief the Japanese government on the talks led by Chung in Pyongyang and Washington recently.
China, North Korea's main ally, has encouraged dialogue over Pyongyang's nuclear program, and its state media on Saturday credited Beijing for helping ease tensions.
Brown, D-Ohio, called on Trump to "work with our allies to end North Korea's nuclear program and I'm glad the sanctions Congress passed against North Korea helped bring Kim Jong-un to the table".
If the US wants the global community's support - and particularly China's - going into a North Korea nuclear summit, it will be in the Trump administration's best interests to keep its commitments under the Iran deal.
OneNewsNow reported in a January story that North Korea, despite a long list of competing despots and dictators, is listed as the world's most ruthless regime, citing an annual report from Open Doors USA.
Two places the two leaders will probably not meet are each other's capitals, according to USA Today.
White House spokesman Raj Shah said no location has been determined for the talks, but it's unlikely Mr. Trump will go to North Korea.
North Korea's state-run media continued to criticize the United States after Trump accepted Kim's invitation to discuss denuclearization.
Trump's swift acceptance of the talks is a major departure in USA foreign policy and nonproliferation experts fear it would score a significant diplomatic victory to the North Korean leader, who will be able to show the U.S.is treating him as an equal due to his nuclear arsenal.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on NBC'S "Meet the Press" that the United States would keep imposing heavy economic sanctions on North Korea ahead of the summit.
South Korea is also considering the possibility of joining the Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership by the end of June.
"Let me urge the DPRK to consolidate this rapprochement with a parallel opening to human rights review", said Tomas Ojea Quintana, U.N. special rapporteur on human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
These range from treaty allies whom Washington is sworn to defend - Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and Thailand - to nations with whom it shares very close political, economic and defense relationships.
The pollster said public sentiment toward the North appeared to have warmed significantly since January, before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games were held, when 90 percent of South Koreans said Pyongyang would never give up its nukes, No Cut News reported.