US still sees 'path forward' in North Korea: Pompeo

WASHINGTON: State Secretary Mike Pompeo Said Sunday That The US Still Sees A" Path Forward" In Its Nuclear Talks With, Even After The Latest Round Of Test Launches From Pyongyang '

It ' Is Certainly A Serious Situation And We Have Known That The Path To Fully Verified Denuclearization Is A Bumpy And Long, He Said On ABC ' S This Week. But He Added We Still Believe That ' S Be A Way Forward. "

North Korea ' S State Media Said The Leader Had Watched A Rocket And A Tactically Guided Weapon Test On Saturday After Drill Rise Worried Pyongyang Escalated Provocations With US Nuclear Negotiations

The Tests Were Seen As A Sign Of Pyongyang ' S Frustration Over The Jammed Conversations, Focusing On Providing The North With The Needed Sanctions Relief In Exchange For His.

Pompeo Told This Week That The Missiles Fired On Saturday Were Relatively Short, Had Not Crossed An International Border, Had Landed In Waters East Of North Korea And" Posed No Threat To The United States Or To Or.

He Said That American Military Experts Continued To Study The Tests, But He Was Careful Not To Say Whether It Could Violate Agreements Reached Since The US President Donald Trump And North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Met In 2018 In Singapore.

On Saturday, Trump Seemed To Renounce The Importance Of The Tests, To Tweet That Kim Knew That I Was With Him & Would Not Break His Promise To Me. Deal Will Happen. "

The Two Sides Have Generally Been At Odds Since The Collapse Of A Follow-up Summit In February Between Trump And Kim In Hanoi.

But Pompeo Appeared On Sunday To Seek A Conciliatory Tone.

We Still Believe That There Is A Chance To Get A Negotiated Result Where We Get Fully Verified Denuclearization He Said. We Want Back To The Table.

Pompeo Played The Harsh Language That He Had Recently Uttered By A North Korean Foreign Minister Who Said That Pompeo Had Made" Reckless" And Dangerous Comments, And That The North Hoped That The US Would Indicate A" More Careful And Mature" ; Negotiator.

The President May Choose Who His Negotiators Are, Pompeo Said With A Smile. He Leads The Effort.

Kim Was Deeply Frustrated By The Failure Of The Summit In Hanoi. An ABC Interviewer Asked Pompeo About Unconfirmed Reports That Four Foreign Officials From The Foreign Ministry Were Subsequently Executed.

Pompeo Did Not Confirm The Reports, But Said:" It Looks Like The Next Time We Are Conducting Serious Negotiations, My Counterparty Will Be Someone Else."

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