Next Trump-Kim summit 'pretty close,' Mike Pompeo says

NK leader expresses belief in 'good program' for 2nd summit with Trump

Kim, Pompeo agree to 2nd US-North Korea summit 'at earliest date'

The two officials also discussed the possibility of the United States monitoring Pyongyang's steps towards denuclearisation, the South Korean President's office said on Sunday.

"These actions have damaged our mutual trust, cast a shadow over the future of China-US relations, and go against the interests of the people of the two countries", Wang told Pompeo. Last week, Vice President Mike Pence stepped up the USA pressure campaign against Beijing, going beyond the trade war by accusing China of both "malign" efforts to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of next month's congressional elections and of reckless military action in the South China Sea.

Pompeo's trip to Pyongyang, his fourth this year, followed a stalemate as North Korea resisted Washington's demands for irreversible steps to give up its nuclear arsenal, including a complete inventory of its weapons and facilities.

Kim "expressed his gratitude to President Trump for making honest effort" to implement the Singapore agreement, according a report on the Pompeo visit by North Korea's state news agency KCNA. "We will be having more frequent and higher level working level group discussions than we have had in some time".

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In fact, it looks more like 45 feet. "He just wants to ensure that it puts pressure on China as much as possible". Pacific Fleet said October 2, describing an encounter that could worsen tensions between the nations.

"But with respect to our relationship with the Republic of Korea and Japan on this issue, I have found that we are in lockstep on the most important issues and how to approach them", Pompeo said.

"We are starting to see a first wave of actions we can take on all four pillars of the Singapore communique", said Biegun. The North has rejected that and South Korea has suggested it may not be a necessary next step.

"Chairman Kim said he's ready to allow them to come in", Pompeo said, adding that inspectors will be allowed in as soon as the United States and North Korea agree on "logistics".

Moon also said the North will "permanently dismantle" its missile engine testing site and launch platform in the northwestern town of Tongchang-ri in the presence of experts from "concerned countries". Pompeo has said the "making the progress we need".

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"I would certainly expect so", the official said.

High-level exchanges between the two countries have been frozen, including a planned diplomatic and security meeting between US Secretary of Defence James Mattis and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe originally scheduled for mid-October in Beijing. And so there'll be tactical places where we'll have debates and disagreements, that is a necessary component of getting to the best deliverable.

Trump and Kim held an historic first summit in Singapore in June. It has not taken any steps to halt nuclear weapons or missile development.

During Mr Pompeo's last visit to Pyongyang in July, he was denounced for making "gangster-like demands". USA officials have thus far said the penalties will remain in place until the North's denuclearization is fully verified.

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Sustained fighting in the Korean War ended with a truce in 1953, but a formal peace treaty has never been signed. Pompeo has refused to comment on the declaration option.

Moon also said there was a possibility of Kim holding a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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