The United States imposed economic sanctions on North Korea which appear to be hurting Kim Jong-un’s plans. His foreign ministry has cautioned that the country could revive its nuclear policy unless America lifts the economic sanctions. The country’s foreign ministry said the "improvement of relations and sanctions is incompatible" and warned that pressure tactics will not lead to denuclearization.

Sky News reports that Pyongyang had unilaterally suspended testing of its missiles and had closed down its nuclear testing facilities.

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The United States should now reciprocate by lifting the sanctions, according to N. Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump met for the first time in June in Singapore when the two leaders discussed denuclearization. However, North Korea has now threatened to resume its nuclear weapons program.

Kim Jong-un wants to meet Trump again

Critics described the Singapore summit as “heavy on theatre but weak on substance.” In September, the leader of North Korea had written to Donald Trump requesting another meeting. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo is already on the job and has indicated to a section of the media that there are plans to resume talks with North Korea. The purpose will be to draw up a roadmap to define various steps for total denuclearization. He also expressed confidence that there will be no letup on the economic pressure. It will be in place until Pyongyang fulfills its commitments as per the Singapore summit.

Pyongyang appears to be frustrated with Washington

According to Channel News Asia, the regime of Kim Jong-un appears to be frustrated with the attitude of Washington. Pyongyang feels that they have met their part of the bargain and Washington must reciprocate. The frustration is evident from the reactions of Kim’s regime who feel America is playing a "double game.” Observers have noticed a change in attitude by Seoul towards Pyongyang that adds to the worries of the United States because there are thousands of its troops positioned in the South to guard against any sudden threat from the nuclear-armed North.

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in is keen to improve relations with the North. He made overtures in the form of “large investment and joint cross-border projects.” These are incentives for Kim’s regime to go in for denuclearization [VIDEO] as envisaged in the Singapore summit [VIDEO]. However, the Trump administration is firm on its stand and insists that Pyongyang must dismantle its nuclear setup in totality. This will be the first step for lifting economic sanctions. Plans are on the anvil for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet his North Korean counterpart soon.