United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

N Korea could see 'brighter future' if it dumps nukes: Pompeo

ANI | Updated: Jun 01, 2018 06:56 IST

New York [USA], Jun 1 (ANI): United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said North Korea could see a brighter future only if it advocated the path of denuclearisation and gave up its nuclear weapons.
Pompeo said the US saw a vision of a "strong and prosperous" North Korea.
In a series of tweets, Pompeo wrote, ".@POTUS has made it clear that if Kim Jong-un denuclearizes, there is a brighter path for #DPRK. We envision a strong, connected, secure, and prosperous #NorthKorea that maintains its cultural heritage but is integrated into the community of nations."

Pompeo further said that the "expected summit" between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will open a new era of peace, prosperity and security.
"The proposed summit offers a historic opening for @POTUS and Chairman Kim to boldly lead U.S. and #DPRK into a new era of peace, prosperity, and security. Our countries face a pivotal moment in which it could be nothing short of tragic to let this opportunity go to waste," Pompeo wrote on the micro-blogging site.

Pompeo and Vice-Chairman of the North Korean ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee, Kim Yong Chol, met in New York on Wednesday to discuss the June 12 summit between Trump and Kim.
At a 90-minute working dinner, the two leaders deliberated on whether the two sides can conduct the summit on dismantling the North's nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions.
"Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in New York tonight. Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu," Pompeo tweeted post the meeting.
Pompeo further said that "real progress" was being made in regards to the Trump-Kim meet and that both the US and North Korea were moving on in the right direction.
According to CNN, citing a law enforcement source, Chol landed in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday, becoming the most senior official from North Korea to touch American soil since 2000.
Last week, Trump had said the much-anticipated US-North Korea summit, that was scheduled to be held on June 12 in Singapore was cancelled.
He blamed the 'hostility' and anger displayed by North Korea regarding the US-South Korea Max military drills for calling off the summit.
A few days later, Pompeo said that even after Trump called off the summit with Kim, Washington D.C. was willing to continue its efforts to have a dialogue with North Korea.
Since then, officials from both sides are putting in efforts to make the summit happen. (ANI)