US, N. Korea talks “productive” – Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that his conversations in North Korea were “productive,” and that “progress” was made on most of the “central issues.” “We had many hours of productive conversations,” Pompeo told reporters at Pyongyang airport.

“These are complicated issues, but we made progress on almost all of the central issues,” he added.

“Some places a great deal of progress, other places there’s still more work to be done,” noted Pompeo.

“The North Koreans also confirmed the missile engine testing facility, we talked about what the modalities would look like for the destruction of that facility as well, and so some progress there as well,” he said.

“Then we have laid out a path for further negotiations at the working level so that the two teams can get together and continue these discussions,” he remarked.

“We talked about what the North Koreans are continuing to do and how it’s the case we can get our arms around achieving what Chairman Kim and President Trump both agreed to, which was the complete denuclearization of North Korea,” said the US top diplomat.

The North Koreans are still equally committed, he said, noting, “We had productive, good-faith negotiations, and I think we made progress in every element of our discussions”

Source: Kuwait News Agency