General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong (R) meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, on July 8.
"The road ahead will be hard and challenging and we know that critics will try to minimise the work that we've achieved".
Practically, assuaging Kim's security fears could require risky choices for the U.S. and its North Asian allies, such as rolling back America's nuclear umbrella or pulling back its troops in South Korea.
Pompeo insists there were no expressions of anger during the meeting, yet North Korea clearly had some serious problems with what took place, terming the whole visit "regrettable".
North Korea, however, issued a harsh characterization of the negotiations, raising questions about the future talks as United States officials seek an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
"The North Koreans ... understand that President Trump needs a win; he needs to have a good story coming out of his high-risk diplomacy with North Korea going into his delicate and maybe-highly charged negotiations with the Europeans and the Russians next week", she added.
In a statement issued by a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman and carried by the Korean Central News Agency, North Korea lashed out at the USA for seeking "unilateral and forced denuclearisation" from Pyongyang.
Two days of talks with senior North Korean officials had "made progress", he said, and included a "detailed and substantive discussion about the next steps".
Analysts have cautioned of a hard road ahead given decades of hostility, unkept promises, and the widespread belief, shared by USA intelligence agencies, that North Korea would never give up the nuclear weapons it sought for so long. Trump offered security guarantees to Pyongyang and pledged to suspend the large-scale military drills with South Korea.
The isolated nation might now waver in its "firm, steadfast" resolution to give up its nuclear program, it said.
The top US diplomat continued to describe his conversations with senior North Korean officials as "productive", even as North Korea attacked the USA negotiating stance. "There are things that I have to clarify", he said.
The regime's belief that the weapons are needed to deter a U.S. attack dates back almost 70 years to the still-unresolved Korean War, and will take more than a handshake to dispel. "Most of the time you come back empty-handed", Hill added. Yet Pompeo himself had earlier said he envisioned that occurring in about two and a half years, by the end of Trump's term, and Nauert later said the USA wasn't putting a timeline on the process. Pompeo never definitively said he would not meet with Kim.
Speaking in Tokyo, Pompeo said his efforts to push the North on disarmament had the backing of the entire worldwide community.
"We had expected that the USA side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders" summit ... we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures, ' the statement said. "The choice now lies with North Korea and its people. No one walked away from that, they're still equally committed, Chairman Kim is still committed".
How did the North see the latest talks?
Russian President Vladimir Putin in May invited Kim to the annual forum, Yonhap said, but he had not responded to the invitation yet.
The countries did agree this weekend to set up a working group to iron out further disagreements and to meet Thursday to discuss recovering the remains of U.S. military personnel killed during the Korean War.
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