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Secretary Pompeo ” second summit with Kim Jong-Un
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo says there is work to be done, before a second meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, rich Edson reports from the State Department.
The Trump administration, on a second summit between President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
“There’s a little work still to be done to ensure that the right conditions are given, and that the two leaders are put in a position where we could make significant progress,” said Pompeo in an interview with Fox News. “I hope I’ll be back in Pyongyang, before too long, some further progress. And if that’s the case, I’m very confident that Chairman Kim and President Trump will get a chance to meet in the near future.”
Last month, Secretary Pompeo canceled what would have been his fourth trip to Pyongyang, citing a lack of progress by North Korea in dismantling its nuclear weapons program. This week, the State Department showed Kim had agreed that the “denuclearization of North Korea, to be completed by January 2021.”
The Secretary refused to set a time limit on what the United States wants North Korea to the end of this year.
Next week Pompeo and President Trump will travel to New York for the annual General Assembly of the United Nations. This morning, tweeted the President: “I will meet with the presidency of the security Council of the United Nations on Iran in the next week!”
I’m going to meet with the presidency of the security Council of the United Nations on Iran in the next week!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
The Trump administration, the restoration of the sanctions, once lifted, as part of the Iran-nuclear-agreement. In may the United States be left the business. Germany, France and the UK are trying to hold together the agreement, to encourage and to help their business transactions with Iran despite US sanctions.
Pompeo indicated that these efforts would be ineffective.
“If you only observe the traffic, it is a possibility. People leave Iran, including European companies,” he said. “I’m very confident that we will be asked, ultimately, to be effective in the enforcement of the sanctions, the President, Trump has to re us-impose.”
The Secretary is also expected to continue to put pressure on Venezuela and the economic and humanitarian crisis.
“I think you will see in the coming days, a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership, people who work directly against the interests of the Venezuelan people,” said Pompeo. “We are determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people to say to her.”
Pompeo refused to say whether the authorities will not impose further sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his administration, or, if the Trump administration believes Maduro should step aside.
“But it happens, is the result of that will be chosen by the Venezuelan people, and I think you understand that Maduro has not already taken care of someone, to ensure that the best interest of the Venezuelan people, in fact, is reflected in their government policy,” he said.
Pompeo also said the State Department continue to Turkey are pushing for the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, and that it is “conversations, great frequency, a number of levels” between the two countries.
“Can’t comment on the specific details, only so much: we have made it clear that Pastor Brunson and the other, that the Turkish government does not have a basis for, you need to come home,” he said.
In Germany, Pompeo said, of the US to interfere with focused on fighting the efforts of elections, especially from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and non-state groups.
“I think we are in a place,” said Pompeo, “that we never, in terms of our preparation.”
Rich Edson is a Washington correspondent for Fox News Channel. He previously served as Fox Business Network’s Washington correspondent.