Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed the high-stakes discussions between US and North Korean officials was moving ahead “rapidly” in Singapore this week, saying the talks will come to their “logical conclusion” more “quickly than anticipated.”
Pompeo was speaking with reporters Monday evening local time when he weighed-in on the current state of negotiations between high-level officials from both governments.
“Our ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim met today with [North Korean] Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui,” said the Secretary of State. “They are moving quite rapidly and we anticipate they will come to their logical conclusion even more quickly than we anticipated.”
“North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearize, and we are eager to see if its words prove sincere,” he added. “The ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with North Korea has not changed.”
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