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N.Korea remains a nuclear threat: Pompeo

N.Korea remains a nuclear threat: Pompeo

Pompeo told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday he is "optimistic" that the US will receive some remains "in the not-too-distant future".

But, he added: "We have not yet physically received them".

At the hearing, Pompeo fielded dozens of questions about United States diplomatic efforts to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula, which culminated in a leaders' summit earlier this month between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

That led Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, to quip, "if North Korea's watching the hearing, and I hope you are: Take the deal".

Pompeo also said he had seen "a modest amount" of backsliding from China on enforcing sanctions on North Korea. "I think his point was a fair one".

More news: Mattis says United States will keep current troop levels in South Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told American lawmakersthat North Korea remains a nuclear threat, but defended President Donald Trump for tweeting earlier this month that Pyongyang was "no longer" a threat. "For the moment, we have reduced risk". That they are only weeks away from building a nuclear weapon?

The report goes on to say North Korea could also then utilize its natural resources and well-educated labor force, noting compulsory secondary education. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience.

The North Korean leader committed to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees from the US The details have yet to be worked out.

Ultimately, 38 North's analysis of these images provides a realistic look at the current state of North Korea's nuclear program amid talks with the U.S. and the challenges facing negotiators tasked with achieving denuclearization - a process for which Pompeo has refused to offer a timeline.


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