Washington(September 20, 2018): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is ready to restart negotiations with Pyongyang, with the aim of denuclearising North Korea “by 2021”.
Discussions between the two sides had stalled following a broad-strokes agreement made earlier this year.
But this week’s inter-Korean summit saw the North’s Kim Jong-un agreeing to shut a major missile launch site.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in also gave an unprecedented speech in front of tens of thousands of North Koreans.
Mr. Kim “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation” on the Korean peninsula following the summit with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in.
Mr. Pompeo said it was “on the basis of these important commitments” that the US was “prepared to engage immediately in negotiations”.