Pompeo: Deadline for N. Korea disarmament 2.5 years

Politics 6/13/2018, 5:10 PM
Pompeo: Deadline for N. Korea disarmament 2.5 years

United States State Secretary Mike Pompeo stated on Wednesday that North Korea is expected to get rid of its "major" nuclear capabilities within two and a half years. He also announced that he would be leading the new round of talks between Washington and Pyongyang, and revealed they are being planned for "the next week or so."

Top US diplomat broke the silence on the issue of unspecified timeframes for the denuclearization process that North Korea agreed to in the deal signed during the historic summit with the US in Singapore on Tuesday. Pompeo added that, despite the historic breakthrough, there is still "a great deal of work to do with North Korea." If the regime in Pyongyang discontinues the nuclear disarmament talks, joint US-South Korea military drills will continue, Pompeo warned.

The joint statement signed by the United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un yesterday proclaims that North Korea will completely denuclearize in exchange for "security guarantees."

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