January 25, 2021

U.S. has “hope” for more North Korea talks, but sanctions will continue: Pompeo

Secretary of State insists he and President Trump in "lockstep" on DPRK issues following foreign ministry missive

The U.S. will not lift sanctions on North Korea until the country makes substantial progress toward denuclearization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, but Washington nevertheless still has "hope" that the two sides can come together and strike a deal.

The comments, first reported by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, came after the DPRK accused Pompeo of undermining U.S. President Donald Trump's unprecedented diplomatic efforts with the North.