Mike Pompeo: Nuclear talks with North Korea 'very productive'

However,  Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without meeting Kim Jong Un.

Published: 07th July 2018 04:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2018 04:34 PM   |  A+A-

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, greets Kim Yong Chol,North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, as they arrive for a meeting at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

TOKYO: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted today that two days of talks with his North Korean counterpart on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal had been "very productive".

But, briefing reporters before flying to Tokyo, he offered few new details as to how North Korea would honour its commitment to "denuclearise" in exchange for US security guarantees.

"These are complicated issues, but we made progress on almost all of the central issues, some places a great deal of progress, other places there's still more work to be done," he said.

However,  Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without meeting Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War.

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