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Pompeo: US Aims to ‘Get as Far Down Road as We Can' with N Korea

The United States aims to "get as far down the road as we can" ahead of a summit with North Korea in Vietnam this month, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. Pompeo said he was sending his team back to Asia in the coming days for further discussions around all issues discussed at a groundbreaking Singapore summit last June between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump announced last week he would hold a second summit with Kim in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28. Pompeo told a news conference in Warsaw that Trump and Kim would be looking at the "denuclearisation pillar they agreed to" at their first summit as well as other matters. "We'll certainly talk about how we ... reduce tension, reduce military risks, take down that risk so we can get peace and security on the peninsula as well," he said after a conference on the Middle East. "We are aiming to get this as far down the road as we can in what is now a couple of weeks," Pompeo said. Asked later in a Fox News interview how important the formal end of the Korean War was in the discussions, Pompeo said: "It's something we've had a lot of talks about. In fact, my team will redeploy to Asia here in a day or two to continue conversations around all elements that were discussed back in Singapore." The United States has been demanding that North Korea give up a nuclear weapons program that threatens the United States, and Trump has been eager for a second summit even though the Singapore meeting produced only vague commitments from Kim and little concrete progress since. North Korea has been seeking a lifting of punishing U.S.-led sanctions, a formal end... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Pompeo: US Aims to ‘Get as Far Down Road as We Can' with N Korea, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Pompeo: US Aims to ‘Get as Far Down Road as We Can' with N Korea

 

 

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Published By: VOA NEWS - Thursday, 14 February

 

 

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