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sit together North Korea criticized another White House official this week taking aim at president trump the national security adviser John Bolton just days after Pyongyang said it wanted secretary of state Mike Pompeii %HESITATION replaced in nuclear talks , although trump has said he's open to a third summit with north Korean leader Kim Jong un Bolton in an interview with Bloomberg news said that first there needed to be a quote real indication from North Korea that they've made the strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons north Korean vice foreign minister hit back at bolts in calling his comments quoted nonsense and questioning whether they came out of incomprehension of the intentions of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U. S. the vice minister through another head saying Bolton look to quoted didn't cited meanwhile Pompeii one Friday said he was not going anywhere nothing changed we'll continue to work in their state so in charge of the team present sometimes in charge of the overall effort North Korea has called on Pompeii %HESITATION to be excluded from future talks about its nuclear program and be replaced with someone close to more careful and mature in communicating north Korea's Pompeii %HESITATION demand came hours after Pyongyang announced its first weapons test since talks with the US broke down it said the test was overseen by leader Kim Jong un and featured what it called a tactical guided weapon the word tactical implying a short ranger conventional weapon as opposed to the long range ballistic missiles that have been seen as a threat to the US acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan confirmed that it was not a ballistic missile test and appeared to play down concerns the test or the watch to pay on how you want to characterize it was not a ballistic missile so I think that's a statement , in and of itself both the cast in north Korea's comments against Pompey %HESITATION and now Bolton maybe part of an overall strategy to ramp up pressure on Washington after Kim give a year end deadline for the US to change its approach to talks after the February summit ended it with no deal