US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to return to North Korea for denuclearization talks

July 3, 2018

Deutsche Welle:

President Donald Trump’s top diplomat has scheduled new talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said Monday.

“To continue the ongoing and important work of denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, Secretary Pompeo will be leaving for North Korea on July 5 to meet with the leader and the team,” spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders¬†told reporters.

“I think a number of things have happened. One, in the last eight months you haven’t seen missile launches,” she added, insisting that progress has been made.

However, three weeks after Trump met Kim in Singapore, there have been few results in terms of either a declaration of nuclear assets held by North Korea, or a schedule for dismantling them. Pompeo is expected to present a demand for a full inventory of nuclear and missile programs and a schedule for them to be dismantled.

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