January 27, 2021

North Korea has “sovereign right to defend itself”: Pompeo

But nuclear weapons "don’t provide the security that the North Koreans believe they do" Pompeo adds

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday indicated that North Korea has the right to defend itself, though added that nuclear weapons make the DPRK less secure.

Speaking on U.S. radio show KCMO, the secretary of state continued Washington's positive messaging on negotiations with North Korea and reiterated U.S. commitment to diplomatic engagement.