Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea could benefit from American investment and technology if it denuclearizes.
Pompeo says it’s something he spoke about in general terms with Kim Jong Un, whom he has met twice since April.
Pompeo says if “we get the denuclearization right, then America would be quite capable of delivering them with lots of things that would make life better for the North Korean people.”
The top U.S. diplomat was speaking to reporters at the State Department amid uncertainty over whether a U.S.-North Korea summit will go ahead as planned on June 12. The North has accused the U.S. of a “one-sided demand” that it give up its nukes.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is still working toward holding a historic summit with North Korea on June 12....Pompeo was speaking Tuesday after President Donald Trump met with the leader of South Korea and told reporters his face-to-face with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore could be delayed.Pompeo says the State Department and White House are continuing to make sure they are “fully prepared” for a summit with the same aims: achieving the denuclearization of North Korea and creating conditions so it no longer threatens the world.He is declining to estimate the likelihood of the Trump-Kim meeting happening.Pompeo has met with Kim twice in Pyongyang, the highest-ranking U.S. official to do so since 2000.__12:55 p.m.President Donald Trump says he doesn’t like the change in attitude he’s picked up from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Trump said Tuesday that he detected a shift after Kim and Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) met for a second time in China. Trump says he hopes China isn’t influencing Kim.Trump and Kim are scheduled to meet June 12 in Singapore. Trump now says the meeting could be delayed.The U.S. and China have been negotiating over China’s large trade imbalance with the U.S. Trump is also leaning on China to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.Kim had South Korean officials inform the White House that he wanted to meet with Trump, but he recently balked in the face of U.S. demands for North Korea’s complete denuclearization.___12:40 p.m.President Donald Trump says the planned Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un