Pompeo: Kim Jong-Un “Serious” About Talks

Both Korean nations call for complete denuclearization

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is “serious” about engaging in negotiations over the pariah state’s nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

“I did get a sense that he was serious,” Pompeo told reporters at a NATO summit in Brussels. “The economic pressure, that has been put in place by this global effort that President Trump has led, has led him to believe that its in his best interest to come to the table and talk about denuclearization.”

Pompeo, addressing reporters for the first time the nation’s top diplomat after a 15-month tenure as the CIA chief, met privately with Kim during a secret trip to North Korea over Easter weekend.

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