Pompeo Says North Korea Deal 'May Take Some Time,' Sanctions to Remain

Jul 18, 2018

According to Reuters, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that reaching a denuclearization deal with North Korea “may take some time." Pompeo reiterated that sanctions would continue to be enforced in the meantime, even as Russia’s envoy to Pyongyang proposed discussions on easing them. Pompeo said North Korea had reaffirmed its commitment to give up its nuclear weapons and that progress had been made on arranging the return of remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War.