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Mike Pompeo To Meet Kim Jong Un In North Korea On Sunday

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea for fresh denuclearisation talks
Leonard Rios | 07 October, 2018, 14:38

Pompeo is heading back to North Korea for another round of talks aimed at getting Kim Jong Un to give up nuclear weapons.

The visit will be Pompeo's fourth trip to North Korea this year, during which he will likely also discuss a planned second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo will meet with Kim in Pyongyang on October 7.

Rep. Kim Sam-hwa of the center-right Bareunmirae Party said it was every Korean's wish to establish a peace regime on the peninsula through North Korea's irreversible denuclearization.

Kim "wants to see things happen for North Korea that are great", Trump said, speaking to reporters during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Nauert also emphasized on the call for a discussion between the two countries saying that it shows forward progress and momentum that the United Nations secretary is making his fourth trip back in less than a year.She added that it shows the USA president's commitment to the agreement that he and Chairman Kim made at the Singapore summit.

North Korea says it first wants relief from punishing worldwide sanctions.

North Korea, Lee stressed, was willing to give up its nuclear weapons for peace and prosperity.

The top U.S. diplomat had announced last week that he was ready to return to North Korea after meeting the hardline communist state's foreign minister on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Pompeo declined to comment on negative signals from North Korea, which have included demands for a lifting of sanctions and complaints about Washington's apparent reluctance to agree to a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War without major concessions.

Earlier Tuesday, North Korea's official propaganda ministry accused the US of "trying to subdue" it through sanctions, indicating that the Kim regime could see lifting such sanctions as a key bargaining chip in any talks over the future of North Korea's nuclear program.

She said that in the meantime, sanctions would remain in place.

The meeting between Pompeo and Kim may also chart a possible second meeting between the two leaders. At the time, Trump said there hadn't been enough progress on denuclearization.

"Without any trust in the USA there will be no confidence in our national security and under such circumstances, there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first", Ri said.

Earlier that day, North Korea's Ri struck a different tone, telling the United Nations that continued US sanctions were deepening Pyongyang's mistrust in the United States and there was no way the country would disarm unilaterally under such circumstances.

North Korea's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun called the sanctions "rude" in light of its conciliatory measures.

However, three senior USA officials involved in North Korea policy previously told Reuters that no progress has been made in moving towards serious negotiations on eliminating or even halting Mr Kim's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. Stanford University scholars, including nuclear physicist Siegfried Hecker who visited North Korea's centrifuge facility at Nyongbyon in 2010, wrote earlier this year that North Korea is estimated to have a highly enriched uranium inventory of 250 to 500 kilograms (550 to 1,100 pounds), sufficient for 25 to 30 nuclear devices.

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