Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that his meeting with North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un showed him that there is an opportunity for a denuclearization deal.
Pompeo said previous negotiations with North Korea have failed because the regime has not followed through on the promises they made.
Expressing optimism for a prospective deal negotiated by President Donald Trump, Pompeo attested to his belief that it could be different this time now that Kim has signaled willingness to end his nuclear weapons program.
“Repeatedly, they have taken actions only to find that those promises proved false or unworthy, or that they were incapable of achieving them,” Pompeo said. “My goal was to try to identify if this was a real opportunity there. I believe there is.”