Pompeo wished Pyongyang wouldn’t test missiles

WASHINGTON, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that he wished that North Korea would not fire short range ballistic missiles.

In an interview with CBS network, Pompeo was asked about North Korea firing of short-range ballistic missiles and if that concerns him, where he responded “this is true. Yes, I wish that they would not.” He added “but in the end, Chairman Kim made a commitment to President Trump in Singapore in June of last year, where he said that he was prepared to denuclearize.” He affirmed “our team’s effort at the State Department is to deliver that on behalf of the American people. President Trump’s focus is exactly that, to keep the American people safe.” The US top diplomat noted “we haven’t gotten back to the table as quickly as we would have hoped, but we’ve been pretty clear all along: We know there’ll be bumps along the way.

“We hope Chairman Kim will come to the table and get a better outcome. It’ll be better for the North Korean people; It’ll be better for the world,” Pompeo remarked.

This comes as US Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun is traveling to Japan and South Korea to meet with Japanese and Republic of Korea officials “to further strengthen coordination on the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency