The Latest: 2nd summit on agenda in US-North Korea talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-North Korea talks (all times local):
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) and North Korea’s former spy chief have begun their highly anticipated meeting aimed at resuming efforts to end the North’s nuclear weapons program.
They hope to make progress in trying to arrange a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (kim jawng oon).
Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol are meeting at a Washington hotel but they’re not responding to reporters’ questions heading into the talks.
There are tentative plans after the talks to head the White House for a possible meeting with Trump.
Trump has spoken several times of having a second summit early this year, And he’s exchanged multiple letters with Kim despite little tangible progress on a vague denuclearization agreement reached at their historic first meeting last June in Singapore.
President Donald Trump has spoken several times of having a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un early this year. And Trump has exchanged multiple letters with Kim despite little tangible progress on a vague denuclearization agreement reached at their first meeting — last June in Singapore.
Since then, several private analysts have published reports detailing continuing North Korean development of nuclear and missile technology.
Talks in Washington between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol are aimed at finalizing a second summit.
Administration officials say the North Korean envoy may visit the White House after the meeting and could meet with Trump.