The United States of America hopes to resume denuclearization talks with North Korea in the coming days or weeks, informed the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Negotiations objected to disassemble Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear programs have impeded since the collapse of the second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the United States President Donald Trump in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, in February.
President Trump and Kim Jong-un again met in June at the sidelines of South Korea and North Korea agreed to resume working-level discussion. However, it didn’t take place.
Mr. Pompe said in an interview, “We know Chairman Kim has continued to make the commitment to denuclearize. We are hopeful that in the coming days or perhaps weeks we’ll be back at the negotiating table with them. That’s the best outcome.”
In recent weeks, North Korea has launched a series of short-range missiles in protest against South Korea and the United States’ joint military exercises and the adoption of new weapons, creating obstacles in the reopening of the discussions.
Mr. Pompoe continued irrespective of short-range missile tests, which he termed as “disappointing”, the North Korean President hasn’t violated the promises he made to President Trump and the country’s goal remains a verified denuclearized North Korea.
“I think President Trump would be very disappointed if Chairman Kim doesn’t return to the negotiating table or conducts missile tests that are inconsistent with the agreements that they made when the two of them were together these three times,” added the US Secretary of State.