According to him, the USA is ready to lift the sanctions in order to open the way for private American investment in energy, infrastructure and agricultural sector of North Korea.
"I think Chairman Kim understands that: I think he appreciates the fact that this (summit meeting with Trump) is going to have to be different and big and special, and something that has never been undertaken before", Pompeo said during an interview with Fox News. Coming as it does in the wake of the historic summit between North and South Korea, there are a lot of expectations from the meeting.
Trump sent Pompeo to Pyongyang to accompany the men home following USA calls for Kim to free them as a gesture of goodwill and sincerity before the U.S.
The bridge was originally scheduled to open in 2014, but North Korea has yet to build roads and other infrastructure connecting to its end of the bridge, calling on Beijing to meet more of the costs last October.
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However, analysts writing for the North Korea monitoring blog 38 Northreport that moves to tear down the site are already underway.
However, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Trump's visit to Japan "will depend on how the United States arranges its schedule".
The roadmap calls for providing immediate economic compensation for the North in exchange for comprehensive denuclearization based on transfer of its nuclear warheads, nuclear materials and ICBMs to Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
"No president has ever put America in a position where the North Korean leadership thought that this was truly possible, that the Americans would actually do this, would lead to the place where America was no longer held at risk by the North Korean regime", he said, adding, "That's the objective".
"We will have to provide security assurances to be sure", Pompeo said.
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In a statement the company said, " Gap Inc. respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China ". Aside from Taiwan , Chinese troops marched into Tibet in 1950 to bring the region under Beijing's control.
I would also say the following. We have a long way to go in securing a denuclearized North Korea, peace in the Middle East and the return of more Americans unjustly held overseas, but this week was an important step and one we should all reflect upon. "It means getting rid of the uranium enrichment and plutonium processing capabilities".
"The prospect for North Korea is for it to become a normal nation, to behave and interact with the rest of the world the way South Korea does", he said.
He also described what it was like to meet Kim on "Face the Nation", saying the leader doesn't need notecards to tackle complex discussions.
To date, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has done nothing concrete.
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A Delhi bound Vistara flight which was heading to Srinagar was diverted to Amritsar following the bad weather conditions. Gusty winds and rain lashed the national capital, causing the temperature to drop to 25.2 degrees Celsius.
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