September 23, 2020

U.S. will ensure “robust” verification of North Korean denuclearization: Pompeo

Ahead of historic summit, Secretary of State says sanctions will remain until CVID takes place

The U.S. will not make the mistakes of the past and will ensure that a "robust" mechanism is set up to establish North Korea's complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization (CVID), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told press on Monday.

Speaking to press at the U.S. Television Pool press center in Singapore on the eve of a historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo also insisted that CVID remained the only outcome his country would accept.