August 01, 2019

Mike Pompeo arrives in Asia amid North Korea missile tests, denuclearization doubts

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: ABC News

Journalist Conor Finnegan

Less than a day after North Korea test fired a new barrage of ballistic missiles, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Asia for a major summit.

While he says he remains "very hopeful" about the future of U.S.-North Korean nuclear talks, there are growing doubts about whether or not the two sides will ever meet to hammer out the details of "denuclearization."

One month ago, during President Donald Trump's historic visit to the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un agreed to working-level negotiations in a matter of weeks, Pompeo told reporters on the plane Tuesday.

After weeks of waiting and preparing, those meetings have not taken place, with Pompeo saying he didn't "have anything" on when they would. He added it's "taken a little bit longer than" expected.

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear ...