SEOUL: The United States is committed to the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday (Jun 14), after briefing his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un.
“The United States remains committed to achieving the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea,” Pompeo said at a press conference in Seoul.
He added that the sanctions against North Korea will only be lifted after “complete denuclearisation”.
Pompeo met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met in Seoul two days after Trump and Kim signed a statement agreeing to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Pompeo insisted that Pyongyang was committed to giving up its nuclear arsenal but said it would “be a process, not an easy one”.