Executive Intelligence Review


Pompeo Seeks for Immediate Talks with North Korea

Sept. 20, 2018 (EIRNS)—South Korean President Moon Jae-In is coming to Washington Sept. 24, to brief President Trump on his talks with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un and bring the President a personal message from Kim, with whom President Trump intends to hold a second meeting.

At the same time, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, welcoming Kim Jong-un’s promise to dismantle a missile test site under the eyes of international inspectors, issued a statement saying “the United States is prepared to engage immediately in negotiations to transform U.S.-D.P.R.K. relations.”

Pompeo has invited North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho for talks in New York next week, during the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly. North Korean representatives were also invited to meet with the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun in Vienna at the earliest opportunity, the State Department reported.

The Pentagon said it is continuing to back the State Department’s efforts on North Korea. “The Department of Defense remains in full support of our diplomats as they work to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the D.P.R.K. as agreed to by Chairman Kim,” U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Christopher Logan said in an e-mailed statement to CNBC.