Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton disputed the North Korea's allegation, saying that he he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo created an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust at last month’s nuclear summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. According to him, these statements are "inaccurate.The president is our decision-maker," AP reported.
A senior North Korean official said earlier Friday in Pyongyang that Kim will soon decide if he wants to continue diplomatic talks and whether to continue to refrain from doing missile launches and nuclear tests. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui suggested that while Trump was more willing to talk, Pompeo and Bolton expressed uncompromising demands of the North Koreans.
“On our way back to the homeland, our chairman of the state affairs commission said, ‘For what reason do we have to make this train trip again?’” she said. “I want to make it clear that the gangster-like stand of the U.S. will eventually put the situation in danger. We have neither the intention to compromise with the U.S. in any form nor much less the desire or plan to conduct this kind of negotiation.”