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UPDATE 3-Tokyo farewells "trustworthy" Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

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TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan's foreign minister said on Wednesday he personally regretted the departure of "frank, trustworthy" U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of a proposed summit between President Donald Trump and North…

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Jul 8

Pompeo urges North Korea's Kim to follow Vietnam's example

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday urged North Korea to follow the example of Vietnam, saying President Donald Trump believed Pyongyang could replicate Hanoi's path to normal relations with Washington and to prosperity.

Jul 6

Pompeo arrives in North Korea for talks on nuclear sites

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in North Korea on Friday, hoping to "fill in" details on the North's plans to dismantle its nuclear programme and also to secure the remains of U.S. troops missing from the Korean War.

Jul 6

As Pompeo heads to North Korea, State Department denies softening

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The State Department on Thursday denied that the United States had softened its approach toward North Korea's denuclearization, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Pyongyang hoping to hammer out a roadmap for its nuclear…

Jun 28

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo to visit North Korea next week - report

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to travel to North Korea next week to discuss the country's denuclearisation plans, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing four people familiar with his plans.

Jun 28

North Korea understands U.S. on 'complete denuclearisation' - Pompeo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was confident that North Korea understood the scope of the U.S. desire for complete denuclearisation as the two countries negotiate after President Donald…

Jun 10

Singapore PM to meet separately with North Korea's Kim, U.S. President Trump

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet separately with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S President Donald Trump on Sunday and Monday, respectively, when they visit the city-state for their summit,…

May 26

South Korean president met North Korea's Kim Jong Un Saturday - Seoul

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to discuss Kim's possible upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the South said, the second inter-Korean summit in as many…

May 13

Pompeo: U.S. firms may invest in North Korea if it meets demands

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that if North Korea agrees to fully dismantle its nuclear weapons program, then the United States will allow the American private sector to invest in the country.

May 12

Pompeo promises North Korea future 'brimming with prosperity' if it denuclearizes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea can look forward to "a future brimming with peace and prosperity" if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Friday ahead of a historic summit…

May 11

Pompeo to press allies on Iran after moves on North Korea - U.S. officials

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will begin talks in coming days to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its…

May 9

Pompeo makes second quiet visit to North Korea

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to return from North Korea with three American detainees, as well as details of an upcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a South Korean…

May 8

North Korea's Kim Jong Un visits China, meets President Xi

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been on a two-day visit to China to meet with President Xi Jinping, their second encounter in two months. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

May 2

As Trump visits State Department, Pompeo says North Korea must denuclearize

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea must commit to dismantling its nuclear weapons program, new U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday during a swearing-in ceremony at the State Department where he was strongly endorsed by U…

May 2

North Korea must dismantle weapons program: Pompeo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said North Korea must commit to immediately dismantling its weapons program, adding that efforts to denuclearize Pyongyang were still in the "beginning stages" and the…

Apr 18

Pompeo visits North Korea, forms 'good relationship with Kim', says Trump

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - CIA director Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the top U.S. diplomat, visited North Korea last week and met leader Kim Jong Un with whom he formed a "good relationship", Trump said on…

Apr 13

No reward for North Korea without irreversible denuclearization - Pompeo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea should not expect rewards from talks with the United States until it takes irreversible steps to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike…

Apr 13

No reward for North Korea without irreversible denuclearization: Pompeo

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea should not expect rewards from talks with the United States until it takes irreversible steps to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, CIA Director Mike…

Feb 21

North Korea canceled planned meeting with Mike Pence

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the…

Nov 15

North Korea does not care who is president of United States

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea does not care who is president of the United States, a senior Pyongyang-based diplomat said during a visit to the United Nations on Tuesday following the election of Donald Trump to succeed President…

Mar 15

North Korea's Kim supervises simulated missile test: state TV

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North Korean state TV releases photographs of its leader supervising a simulated missile test, as it announces a nuclear warhead test will happen soon. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).