North Korea must commit to immediately dismantling its weapons program, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has demanded.
At his swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday at the State Department’s headquarters in Washington, DC, the former CIA chief said that efforts to denuclearize North Korea were still in the “beginning stages.”
“We are committed to the permanent, verifiable, irreversible dismantling of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction program and to do so without delay,” Pompeo said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last month agreed for a meeting with US President Donald Trump after Pompeo met with Kim secretively in North Korea.
Kim and the South Korean President Moon Jae-in signed a joint declaration on Friday agreeing to work for the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” following their historic summit.
During their first summit in more than a decade, the two leaders stated that they would seek an agreement to…