He said Trump should not have asserted that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, a claim that is "really flat-out misleading".
President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that China might be seeking to derail USA efforts aimed at denuclearizing North Korea, but said he was confident that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would uphold a pact the two agreed on last month.
"We had anticipated the USA side would come with a constructive idea, thinking we would take something in return", the statement said, warning its "resolve for denuclearisation. may falter". He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realise economic benefits in return.
"We thought that the U.S. side would come with a constructive proposal which accords with the spirit of the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks".
The lawmaker's comments come one-day after North Korea criticized the USA for their push for denuclearization.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday held out a brighter future for North Korea, urging leader Kim Jong-un to follow the path to prosperity taken by Vietnam. Trump reminded Kim about the agreement signed in Singapore last month.
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When a reporter asked about North Korea's Saturday comments, Pompeo didn't seem too bothered.
Graham then had a message for Pyongyang, referencing the fact that Kim Yong Chol, a top adviser to Kim Jong-un and a former spy chief, had asked Pompeo if he slept well during his visit to North Korea.
"If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster", says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, noting that numerous UNSC resolutions have demanded the North rid itself of nuclear weapons and end its ballistic missile programme.
After their meeting last month in Singapore, the two leaders. "But this expectation and hope of ours were so naive as to be gullible". "When we spoke to them about the scope of denuclearization, they did not push back", Pompeo told the press conference.
The rhetoric issued by North Korea following the Pompeo meetings showed a return to sharp, provocative language, dangling the possibility of war if the US continued to make demands. He added that his two days of talks with senior North Korean officials had "made progress" and included a "detailed and substantive discussion about the next steps towards a fully verified and complete denuclearization".
There were concerns from the onset because U.S. President Donald Trump failed to set a concrete framework for denuclearization.
"Proving once again that only fools rush in, Trump forced a summit for cheap headlines", Scarborough wrote, continuing the ongoing feud between himself and president Trump.
"Are we in fact going to continue to exceed to the North Koreans' running out the clock", asks Gaffney, "even as the evidence grows that they are continuing to amass the means of threatening our country?"