Pompeo: US Still Working On Being ‘Fully Prepared’ For NK Summit In June

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for the director of the CIA, Rep.ÊMike Pompeo(R-KS) testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mr. Pompeo is a former Army officer who graduated first in his class from West Point.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is still working toward holding a historic summit with North Korea on June 12.

Pompeo was speaking Tuesday after President Donald Trump met with the leader of South Korea and told reporters his face-to-face with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Singapore could be delayed.

Pompeo says the State Department and White House are continuing to make sure they are “fully prepared” for a summit with the same aims: achieving the denuclearization of North Korea and creating conditions so it no longer threatens the world.

He is declining to estimate the likelihood of the Trump-Kim meeting happening.

Pompeo has met with Kim twice in Pyongyang, the highest-ranking U.S. official to do so since 2000.

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