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USA: Washington to help N. Korea economy if it gives up nukes - Pompeo02:17

USA: Washington to help N. Korea economy if it gives up nukes - Pompeo

United States, Washington D.C.
May 12, 2018 at 03:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington is to offer economic aid to North Korea in exchange for its denuclearisation, at a press conference with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Washington D.C. on Friday.Pompeo said he had "good" and "substantive" conversations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a recent visit to Pyongyang, which saw the Secretary of State achieving the release of three US citizens detained in North Korea. "If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearise, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends," stressed Pompeo.The South Korean foreign minister called the forthcoming weeks "critical" and requiring "airtight coordination between our two countries," adding that "the close communication and trust between presidents Trump and Moon have been the driving force that has brought us to this point of breakthrough for the denuclearisation and peace on the Korean Peninsula."On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced that he will be meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington is to offer economic aid to North Korea in exchange for its denuclearisation, at a press conference with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha in Washington D.C. on Friday.Pompeo said he had "good" and "substantive" conversations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a recent visit to Pyongyang, which saw the Secretary of State achieving the release of three US citizens detained in North Korea. "If North Korea takes bold action to quickly denuclearise, the United States is prepared to work with North Korea to achieve prosperity on the par with our South Korean friends," stressed Pompeo.The South Korean foreign minister called the forthcoming weeks "critical" and requiring "airtight coordination between our two countries," adding that "the close communication and trust between presidents Trump and Moon have been the driving force that has brought us to this point of breakthrough for the denuclearisation and peace on the Korean Peninsula."On Thursday, US President Donald Trump announced that he will be meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12.

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