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Pompeo: Still a ways to go

AFP-Jiji SINGAPORE (AFP-Jiji) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admitted Friday there was still “a ways to go” on North Korea as Washington seeks to push Pyongyang to move faster along the path toward denuclearization.

At his landmark summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in June, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un signed up to a vague commitment to “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” — a far cry from long-standing U.S. demands for complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament.

And when Pompeo met with North Korean officials in Pyongyang last month to flesh out the regime’s commitment, they condemned his “gangster-like” insistence that North Korea move toward unilateral disarmament.

Arriving in Singapore ahead of a security forum, Pompeo said that “we can see we still have a ways to go to achieve the ultimate outcome we’re looking” for when it comes to North Korea.Speech

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