North Korea’s propaganda arm has made a rather wild accusation against the United States, stating we’re “double-dealing” and plotting an invasion of Pyongyang “with a smile on its face.”
The claim was made in an editorial that was published over the weekend, just two days after President Donald Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the Communist country.
Perhaps we were all jumping the gun in thinking this issue with North Korea would get solved so easily?
“We cannot but take a serious note of the double-dealing attitudes of the U.S. as it is busy staging secret drills involving man-killing special units while having a dialogue with a smile on its face,” the Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote, according to Reuters.
Negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea have slowed over the denuclearization progress of the Korean Peninsula, according to Trump.Trending:
The Korean paper claimed that U.S. special units based in Japan ran air drills that were aimed at “the infiltration into Pyongyang,” the editorial said citing a South Korean media outlet, according to Reuters.
“Such acts prove that the U.S. is hatching a criminal plot to unleash a war against the DPRK and commit a crime which deserves merciless divine punishment in case the U.S. fails in the scenario of the DPRK’s unjust and brigandish denuclearisation first,” the newspaper reportedly said.Advertisement - story continues below
There was no mention of Pompeo’s canceled visit.
However, the editorial called on the Trump administration to give up the “pointless military gamble” and enact the Singapore agreement that Trump and Kim agreed to in June.
Here are a few more tweets from the president concerning the situation:
While Trump has certainly managed to do far more with North Korea than any administration previously has accomplished, it’s unreasonable this would all go off without a hitch. Foreign policy is a delicate dance and there’s always a lot of back and forth, give and take.
Rather than jump to conclusions and assume the deal is going to fall through or something, let’s just let things play out and see how they go.