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USA committed to 'complete, verifiable and irreversible' North Korea denuclearisation: Pompeo

USA committed to 'complete, verifiable and irreversible' North Korea denuclearisation: Pompeo USA committed to 'complete, verifiable and irreversible' North Korea denuclearisation: Pompeo
Bennie Garza | 14 June, 2018, 11:03

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he expects North Korea to take steps toward major nuclear disarmament within the next two-and-a-half years.

He said he was confident that the North Koreans "understand what we're prepared to do, [the] handful of things we're not likely to do".

On Tuesday, Trump and Kim signed a statement outlining four points, including reaffirming a commitment to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea", Trump tweeted.

President Donald Trump may well regret his choice of words to describe how he would address his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with late night comedians poking fun at the president's description of the "touch and feel" he would use in the meeting.

Earlier in the day, Trump declared that there is 'no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea'.

Speaking in South Korea, where he discussed the outcome of the summit, Secretary Pompeo said there was still "a great deal of work to do" with North Korea.

Joint U.S. and South Korea military exercises occur regularly on the Korean Peninsula and have long angered North Korea, with Mr. Kim - like his father and grandfather before him - having called the drills a preparation for invasion of the North and seized on them as an impetus for hurling threats at Washington and Seoul. After a three-way meeting with Pompeo and Japan's top diplomat, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha suggested the USA still had some explaining to do, telling reporters that the issue of the drills "was not discussed in depth".

"The document is short on details, "Schumer said".

"Kim Jong Un and Trump had the shared recognition to the effect that it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", state media outlet KCNA reported. Forty percent say the former real estate developer should take the most credit, followed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in with 11 percent.

China has clearly been concerned with North Korea's increasingly belligerent behaviour in the region; President Xi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held two meetings with Kim Jong-un in China this year.

Of the world's eight known nuclear powers beyond North Korea, three - India, Pakistan and Israel - emerged outside a formal global arms control framework.

Pompeo will then travel to Beijing, North Korea's main diplomatic ally. Trump agreed to halt U.S.

Will Trump demand the same standard in his negotiations with the North Koreans, insisting that Pyongyang offer inspectors historically invasive access to its military facilities? -South Korea military exercises, handing North Korea a win on one of its longtime policy goals. -South Korean exercises appeared off-limits under the new guidance.

Trump also is wrong in saying "nothing happened" in return.

Wolf Blitzer took a moment of his show today to say that whatever Donald Trump thinks, the media is not the "enemy" of the American people.

"I had a very good meeting with the G7 and I left left the meeting", Trump corrected.

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