Trump praises summit... Pompeo says U.S. ready to engage in talks with North Korea

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Published on 19 Sep 2018, 23:31
트럼프 "남북서 아주 좋은 소식…北 관련 엄청난 진전 있어"... 폼페이오 "북미협상 곧바로 할 준비…오스트리아 빈서 회담추진"
U.S. President Donald Trump praised the historic third inter-Korean summit of the year,... saying there's been "tremendous progress" with North Korea on several fronts,... including Pyeongyang's denuclearization.
Lee Seung-jae reports.
Speaking to reporters at the White House on Wednesday,... U.S. President Donald Trump praised the inter-Korean summit,... adding the agreements reached between the two leaders,... in which the North said it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities with witnesses,... as being "very good news."

"We had very good news from North Korea, South Korea. They met and we had great responses. I got a tremendous letter from Kim Jong Un. As you know it was delivered three days ago. We're making tremendous progress with respect to North Korea."

The U.S. leader also talked about the progress being made with North Korea,... putting an emphasis on the ending of missile and nuclear testing.

"Prior to becoming president, it looked like we were going to war with North Korea and now we have a lot of progress. We've gotten our prisoners back. We are getting our remains back. They continue to come in. A lot of tremendous things, but very importantly no missile testing, no nuclear testing. Now they want to go and put a bid in for the Olympics. Now we have a lot of very good things going."

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. is prepared to immediately engage in talks with North Korea in the wake of this week's inter-Korean summit.
The top U.S. diplomat said in a statement,... that the U.S. congratulates the leaders of the two Koreas on the "successful outcome" of their meeting in Pyeongyang,... and welcomed the North Korean leader's reaffirmation to denuclearize the peninsula.
Pompeo says he has invited his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho,... to meet him in New York next week,... on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly,... where they are both scheduled to be in attendance.
He also said the U.S. has invited Pyeongyang officials to meet the new U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun,... in Vienna "at the earliest opportunity."
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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