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US News US hopes for 'major' N. Korea disarmament by 2020: Pompeo

20:11  13 june  2018
20:11  13 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U . S . is aiming for “ major ” North Korean disarmament within the next 2.5 years. While the US and North Korea are expected to hold future meetings to discuss further details, experts believe full denuclearization, if achievable, could take considerable time.

“The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the US , say the haters & losers,” he said. North Korea nuclear tensions North Korea disarmament : Five things to know Sunday, 10 June, 2018. Mr Pompeo said the US goal remained the “complete, verifiable, and irreversible

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) with General Vincent K. Brooks (L), commander of United States Forces Korea, upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on June 13, 2018 © Provided by AFP US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) with General Vincent K. Brooks (L), commander of United States Forces Korea, upon his arrival at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek on June 13, 2018

The US hopes to see "major disarmament" of nuclear-armed North Korea by the end of President Donald Trump's first term in 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday.

Speaking the day after an unprecedented summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo told reporters in Seoul negotiations on Pyongyang's atomic arsenal could move forward quickly and would take place "most certainly in the president's first term".

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The United States hopes to achieve " major disarmament " by North Korea within the next two and a half years, U . S . Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Absolutely you used the term major , major disarmament , something like that? We 're hopeful that we can achieve that in the 2-1/2 years."

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"Major disarmament... We're hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years," he said, adding that there is "a lot of work left to do".

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At the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the US and North Korea on Tuesday in Singapore, Trump and Kim pledged in a joint statement to work toward the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

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However this stock phrase, favoured by Pyongyang, stopped short of longstanding US demands for North Korea to give up its atomic arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way.

When questioned on the wording of the statement, Pompeo said Wednesday that Trump's intention was to allow the US the opportunity to pursue further productive conversations on the issue with Pyongyang.

"Let me assure you that 'complete' encompasses verifiable in the minds of everyone concerned. One can't completely denuclearise without validating, authenticating," he said.

Critics have said the encounter between Trump and Kim was more style than substance, producing a document short on details about the key issue of the North's atomic weapons.

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In return the US was offering “the security guarantees they feel they need” and help for North Korea to achieve greater prosperity. Pompeo tweeted that he had had a “good working dinner” with Kim on Wednesday night of steak, corn and cheese.

In another positive sign, North Korean media described the meeting as a chance to discuss peace and disarmament “as required by the changed era”. Meanwhile, Mike Pompeo , US secretary of state , said preparations for the Trump-Kim summit: North Korea leader may get US invite. Jun 8, 2018.

- Military drills -

In his post-summit press conference, Trump made the surprise announcement that the US would halt joint military exercises with its security ally Seoul -- a concession Pyongyang has sought for decades.

The US stations 28,500 troops in South Korea to help protect it from its northern neighbour, which invaded in 1950 to try to reunify the peninsula by force.

The announcement appeared to take both the South Koreans -- and even top officials in the Pentagon -- by surprise, especially since Trump embraced Pyongyang's rhetoric in calling the drills "provocative".

At his press conference in the South Korean capital Pompeo defended Trump's stance, saying the joint drills could be brought back if negotiations with the North deteriorated.

"He (Trump) made it very clear that the condition precedent for the exercises not to proceed was a productive, good faith negotiations being ongoing," Pompeo told reporters.

Pompeo also said he anticipates the US would next speak to North Korean officials "fairly quickly after we return to our home countries", adding that he was "very confident" that some form of engagement between the two sides would take place in the next week.

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“The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the US , say the haters & losers,” he said. “ We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle Asked by reporters why North Korea should trust Mr Trump given his behaviour at the G7 summit, Mr Pompeo said that the “hypothesis is ludicrous”.

Speaking with reporters in Seoul, South Korea , Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US expects North Korea to take steps toward a " major " nuclear disarmament within the next two-and-a-half years, the Associated Press and Reuters reported. Slope of Hope . SmartKnowledgeU Blog.

On Thursday, Pompeo will meet with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japan's top envoy Taro Kono.

Tokyo has expressed some concern about the cancellation of military exercises.

On Wednesday, Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera pointedly said the drills played a "vital role in East Asia's security".

Pompeo will then travel to Beijing, North Korea's main diplomatic ally.

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