President Trump, Mike Pompeo, Washington discussed on Morning Edition

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China is responding today to president trump's decision to pull out of the first ever presidential summit between the us and north korea china's been pushing the two countries for years to hold direct talks and today and insisted that it's gonna keep trying npr's anthony kuhn reports from beijing at a routine press briefing foreign ministry spokesman liu cong noted that both washington and pyongyang or leaving options open to go ahead with the summit winfrey's on tommy sompong we strongly hope that north korea and the us will cherish the recent positive progress he said stay patient demonstrate goodwill and stay committed to a nuclearfree korean peninsula lou added that china's position in favor of negotiations and nuclear disarmament hasn't wavered for years john lewis shanghai based independent hand list says china's bottom line that it doesn't want war or instability on his doorstep remains unchanged and he says despite president trump's pull out things still look better than late last year when washington pyongyang were exchanging military threats given the two sides long history of mistrust he adds the pullout his hardly surprising although this is a big setback after several rounds of diplomatic progress he says the positive results of all that diplomacy are still there one such result is direct diplomacy between pyongyang and washington secretary of state mike pompeo is now been deploying young twice president trump remarked oh that north korean leader kim jong lynn seemed to turn hostile only after he.

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