April 24, 2024
COVID-19

Stay firm on North Korea “pressure” campaign, Pompeo urges G7 foreign ministers

Secretary of State's comments follow Trump's offer of COVID-19 help to DPRK

The world must remain united in efforts to pressure North Korea into relinquishing its nuclear weapons, the U.S. Secretary of State said Wednesday, amid calls for a relaxation of some sanctions to help mitigate a global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In comments that come just a few days after President Donald Trump signalled a willingness to help the DPRK mitigate the effects of a potential coronavirus outbreak, Mike Pompeo appeared to signal that the administration's humanitarian overtures do not represent a shift in its broader North Korea policy.

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