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China tells Trump administration to stop its 'misguided' actions and allegations

China tells Trump administration to stop its 'misguided' actions and allegations

"During the meeting with Pope Francis, he (Moon) will relay the message from chairman Kim Jong Un that he would ardently welcome the pope if he visits Pyongyang", Moon's spokesman, Kim Eui-kyeom, told reporters.

Pompeo did not have a scheduled meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a fact that a senior U.S. State Department official on the trip said was not unusual, even though top U.S. officials often meet Chinese heads of state on visits.

Kim did not provide further details regarding any plans for the North Korean leader to formally invite to the Pope to North Korea.

If ties between the two countries continued to deteriorate, there could be "profound changes" in the strategic environment for such regional issues as North Korea, China's state-backed Global Times tabloid warned in an editorial. USA officials have thus far said the penalties will remain in place until the North's denuclearization is fully verified.

While Mr Kim's actions since have fallen short of Washington's demands, the Trump administration is preparing for a second summit.

"Kim Jong Un expressed satisfaction over the productive and wonderful talks with Mike Pompeo at which mutual stands were fully understood and opinions exchanged", North Korean news agency KCNA said.

According to the South Korean presidential office, Kim told President Moon Jae-in last month that Pope Francis would be welcomed "enthusiastically" in his nation.

He cited Kim's invitation to have inspectors visit the already dismantled Punggye-ri test facility, the site of all six of the regime's nuclear blasts.

Francis visited South Korea in August 2014.

China and the USA have also been at odds over trade and Beijing's militarization of islands it claims as its own in the South China Sea.

Russian Federation and China both signaled during the U.N. General Assembly that they expect sanctions against North Korea to be loosened as a reward for concessions purportedly made by the Kim regime. We continue to make progress on agreements made at Singapore Summit.

Pompeo shot back that the U.S.is very concerned with China's unsafe actions and rhetoric, which destabilizing for cross-strait relations and the entire region.

Interested in North Korea?

But, as Pompeo made his way back to Washington after three days of talks in Tokyo, Pyongyang, Seoul and Beijing, it was unclear what had been accomplished.

Pompeo retorted that "the issues that you characterised, we have a fundamental disagreement".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before their meeting in Beijing on Monday.

North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK.

Last week, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence made a series of allegations, including accusing Beijing of attempting to interfere with the November congressional elections.

The news of Moon's interest in a visit from the pope comes as Moon is about to begin a European trip that will include a private conference with Pope Francis at the Vatican where the South Korean president is expected to pass on Kim's invitation in person.

Trump said "eventually we're going to have lots of meetings on U.S. soil and on their soil by the way".


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