WH: Pompeo Departs For Third North Korea Trip July 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make another trip to North Korea as the Trump administration seeks agreement with Pyongyang on an acceptable denuclearization plan.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Monday that Pompeo would travel to North Korea this week. The trip to Pyongyang will be Pompeo’s second as top U.S. diplomat and the first by a senior U.S. official since Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore last month.

The trip comes as concerns mount over the North’s willingness to follow through on the agreement signed by the two leaders. U.S. officials say they are clear-eyed about the North’s past behavior in negotiations.

Pompeo last visited Pyongyang in May ahead of the Trump-Kim summit and traveled there secretly in early April while he was director of the CIA.

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