Thursday, May 31, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo And North Korean Official Kim Yong Chol Will Be Continuing Their Talks Today On The Singapore Summit

Reuters U.S., North Korea to hold second day of nuclear talks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol enter a second day of meetings in New York on Thursday as they try to settle nuclear weapons disagreements and set the stage for an historic summit between their leaders.

The two men left a 90-minute private dinner at a New York apartment on Wednesday night without providing details about their conversation. Another round of talks is due on Thursday.

The United States has been demanding that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons program amid reports that it is close to being able to launch a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States.

Pyongyang has long argued that it needed nuclear weapons for its security.

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WNU Editor: What is remarkable about this meeting is that this is the first time for the Trump administration that they are dealing with the Kim regime unfiltered by mediators like South Korea. On another note .... no leaks from Pompeo's office on what was discussed.

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