Kim Jong-un blows off Mike Pompeo to look at potato farm

"The White House has essentially tried to shoot for the moon and total disarmament, and it's clear that North Korea is not only not willing to do that, but sees very little reason to take steps in that direction".

On Monday, the Pentagon put a dollar amount - about US$14 million - on the costs of Freedom Guardian, a large-scale joint drill that was to kick off in August but which was shelved after Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a historic summit Singapore last month.

However, officials say it could be months before excavations can begin and years until the remains are identified.

Involving tens of thousands of troops from the USA and South Korea, the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise includes computer simulations carried out in a large bunker south of Seoul, meant to check the allies' readiness to repel aggression by North Korea.

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"Certainly they can make a decision whether or not those drills are reinstated if they decide to do so based on North Korea's actions", he said. He repeated that the United States would not push for any sanctions relief until after North Korea proved its nuclear program no longer existed and could not be rehabilitated.

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FILE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with China's President Xi Jinping, in Dalian, China in this undated photo released on May 9, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

He praised officials of the county, which is close to Mount Paektu, the spiritual home of the Korean people and claimed by Pyongyang's propaganda to be the actual birthplace of his father and predecessor Kim Jong Il.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Tokyo on Saturday that the only thing Pompeo left behind in Pyongyang was a letter from Trump to Kim.

Pompeo himself reportedly laughed when asked about the CD last week but did not confirm or deny the South Korean newspaper report.

"If those requests were "gangster-like" then the world is a gangster, because there was a unanimous decision at the U.N. Security Council about what needs to be achieved", Pompeo told reporters in Tokyo, his next stop after Pyongyang.

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