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Ready to resume negotiations with N. Korea, says Pompeo

Sep 20, 2018, 5:38 AM EDT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the negotiations will be aimed at denuclearizing N. Korea by 2021.
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A day after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un announced his willingness to shut down a key missile launch site, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is ready to resume negotiations with Pyongyang.

Pompeo said the negotiations will be aimed at denuclearizing N. Korea by January 2021, which is the most specific timeline shared by any official from the two sides so far, writes the BBC.

After a summit with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in earlier this week, Kim agreed to allow international inspectors to review the closure of a major missile facility, a gesture that infused new energy into the diplomatic efforts after the U.S.-N. Korea negotiations stalled for months following the historic Singapore summit, notes Reuters.

 

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