Saturday, July 7, 2018

After Pompeo Departs, North Korea Calls Talks with U.S. 'Regrettable'

by Abigail Williams

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed Pyongyang Saturday after spending over 24 hours in the North Korean capital engaged in tense negotiations on the dismantling of the country’s nuclear weapons program.

In the highest-level discussions since President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic summit in June, Pompeo did not meet with the head of the rogue nation state.

Instead he finished a second day of long talks with his counterpart, North Korea’s former spy chief Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, with commitments for more talks — both on the repatriation of American remains from the Korean War and the destruction of a missile engine testing facility.

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Source: NBC News 

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