In North Korea, Pompeo phones home to brief Trump

Mike Pompeo says goodbye to Kim Yong Chol

Mike Pompeo says goodbye to Kim Yong Chol

However, Pompeo stressed that "there's still more work to be done" for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Washington's top diplomat embarked on an intense day of negotiations with his North Korean counterpart Saturday as he strives to nail down Pyongyang's commitment to nuclear disarmament.

She stressed that USA policy hasn't changed, but did not explain why they're not using the phrase "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" - a phrase Pompeo himself used leading up to the historic summit between Kim Jong Un and Trump in Singapore on June 12.

But the North Korean statement said the unilateral demands on "CVID" - complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization - were "very concerning" and that it has led to a "dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm".

The North's spokesman said: "We expected that the US side would come with productive measures conducive to building trust in line with the spirit of the North-US summit and (we) considered providing something that would correspond to them".

"The US attitude and positions at the high-level talks on Friday and Saturday were extremely regrettable", the North's Foreign Ministry said in a statement, the South's Yonhap reported. "But expectation and hope of ours were so naive as to be foolish", read the statement.

After talks concluded, Sec.

Saturday saw Nauert say discussions had also involved the issue of the repatriation of US service members who died during the Korean War.

"We expected that the USA side would bring itself with a constructive proposal", the spokesman said, without elaborating.

Since returning from the summit, Trump has made it clear that he believes he has the problem of North Korea's nuclear capacity solved and even suspended joint U.S.

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Professor Yang Moo-Jin at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul said Pyongyang wants to separate "US bureaucrats from President Trump, expressing trust in him".

Pompeo said more talks were needed on both.

Just before leaving Pyongyang, ⁦@SecPompeo⁩ gives U.S. reporters a brief readout from his meetings. And that process will begin to develop over the days that followed.

The secretary said: "I think we made progress in every element of our discussions", according to the report.

The talks were held at a villa in an official compound close to the imposing mausoleum where North Korea's former helmsmen Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il - the current leader's grandfather and father - lie in state.

Unlike his previous visits, which have been one-day affairs during which he has met Kim Jong Un, Mr Pompeo spent the night at a government guesthouse in Pyongyang and did not see the North Korean leader, although United States officials had suggested such a meeting was expected.

Nauert said the July 12 meeting, which Pompeo said would take place at the intra-Korean border, would be at working level and involve U.S. Defense Department officials.

Kim Yong-chol joked that Mr Pompeo may not have slept well during his overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pyongyang. And earlier in the day, he had a curiously testy exchange with Kim Yong Chol, who mused that the secretary may not have slept well the night before because of the important issues they had discussed.

While Pompeo hailed progress at the latest talks, the KCNA commentary and the results he announced on Saturday will only add to unease that North Korea's commitment to denuclearisation is a facade, and it has no intention of giving up its weapons.

"On this trip I'm seeking to fill in some details on those commitments and continue the momentum toward implementation of what the two leaders promised each other and the world", Pompeo told reporters as he headed to Pyongyang.

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