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Pompeo: North Korea Failing To Denuclearize

SINGAPORE -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends an ASEAN-U.S. Ministerial Meeting in Singapore, August 3, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says North Korea is failing to fulfill its pledge to denuclearize and remains in violation of numerous UN Security Council resolutions.

Speaking before an Asian security forum in Singapore on August 3, Pompeo told reporters there was “still a ways to go before” achieving the goal of ridding Pyongyang of its nuclear weapons.

Pompeo's comments came after the White House announced on August 2 that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and responded quickly with a letter of his own.

The correspondence, following up on their Singapore summit in June, came amid fresh concerns over North Korea's commitment to denuclearization despite an upbeat assessment by Trump.

On August 2, Trump tweeted his thanks to the North Korean leader "for your nice letter — I look forward to seeing you soon!"

The White House did not provide details on the specific content of the letter from Kim, received on August 1, or of Trump's reply.

Based on reporting by AP