February 24, 2024

Secretary Pompeo hopes for a third Trump-Kim meeting “before too long”

DPRK leader "hasn't yet demonstrated" commitment to denuclearization, Secretary of State says

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled hopes Thursday for a third summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as the two sides remain at odds over denuclearization negotiations.

Speaking at the National Review Institute’s 2019 Ideas Summit, he described his confidence in Kim Jong Un as a competent negotiator fully aware of the two countries’ rocky history, but questioned whether his “thoughtful” approach alone would produce a deal “the next time our two leaders meet.”