US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he expects North Korea’s leader will live up to his commitment not to resume nuclear and missile tests. Mr Pompeo said Kim Jong-un had promised US President Donald Trump in Vietnam that testing would not resume.
His comments follow a suggestion by North Korean-Vice Foreign Minister Choe Sun-hui that denuclearization talks might end and testing could resume. The US says sanctions will remain until Pyongyang destroys all nuclear sites.
Mr Pompeo told reporters today that “on multiple occasions Mr Kim spoke directly to the president and made a commitment that he would not resume nuclear testing, nor would he resume missile testing” during their February summit.
Earlier, Ms Choe said US diplomats had thrown away “a golden opportunity” during the summit when North Korea offered to dismantle its main Yongbyon nuclear complex.