December 03, 2022

Pompeo says conversations ongoing, despite North Korean no-show at ASEAN forum

U.S. Secretary of State also repeats hopes that working-level talks can begin soon

North Korean negotiators continue to hold discussions with U.S. counterparts despite sitting out this week's ASEAN regional forum in Bangkok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told an event Friday morning.

Asked when his patience would run out on North Korea amid recent missile tests and stalled working-level talks, Pompeo insisted that observers “should never doubt what we may be communicating to the North Koreans.”