Mike Pompeo responds to North Korea’s comments on talks: ‘The world is a gangster’

North Korea on Saturday called its recent in-person denuclearization talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “extremely regrettable” and accused the US Of making “gangster-like” demands.

Responding to those comments, Pompeo told reporters Sunday: “If those requests were gangster-like, the world is a gangster because there was a unanimous decision at the UN Security Council about what needs to be achieved.”

According to Sky News, the regime’s Foreign Ministry had said in a statement, “The US attitude and positions at the high-level talks on Friday and Saturday were extremely regrettable.”

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North Korea also said the U.S. is making unfair demands beyond those agreed to by President Trump and its leader Kim Jong-un during their June 12 summit, saying the Pompeo talks were a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearisation that had been firm.”

Meanwhile, Pompeo on Saturday had expressed a more positive assessment of his visit to North Korea.

“These are complicated issues but we made progress on almost all of the central issues,” Pompeo said. “We had productive, good-faith negotiations.”