US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promises North Korea 'prosperous' future

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Trump previously sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet with Kim Jung Un in North Korea to obtain the three Americans.

People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore. "I am confident we have a shared understanding of the outcome that the leaders want", Pompeo said, "certainly President Trump and Chairman Kim and I think President Moon as well".

Seoul, which shuttled between Washington and Pyongyang to set up the Trump-Kim meeting, has said Kim has genuine interest in dealing away his nuclear weapons in return for economic benefits.

He's speaking the day after he returned from Pyongyang with three American detainees released by North Korea.

North Korea has a habit of detaining Americans for small offenses and then usually/hopefully freeing them when the USA sends an official visitor to bail them out.

"China welcomes the positive progress made by the leaders of the United States and DPRK in the preparations for the Summit", Chinese Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Geng Shuang said during his regular press briefing held here.

Mike Pompeo noted the U.S. has often in history become good friends with former adversaries. And more than two decades and multiple provocative weapons tests after the last accord, the threat from North Korea has only grown. As Vox reported, this wouldn't be the first time a deal between the USA and North Korea was attempted, with such efforts going on since 1985.

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"We had good conversations, substantive conversations that concerned deep complicated challenges", Pompeo stated about his two conferences with the North Korean chief who is understood for assassinating rivals and relations, and operating jail camps all through his nation.

The pair, he said, talked "about how it is he wishes to proceed and if he's prepared, in exchange for the assurances that we're ready to provide him, if he is prepared to fully denuclearize".

"It will require a robust verification program and one that we will undertake with partners around the world", Pompeo added.

Shuang has said that China welcomes the positive progress made by the leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. to prepare for the summit. But he says Trump deserves credit for bringing Kim to the negotiating table.

"We hope that relevant parties will keep calm to maintain jointly regional peace and stability", he said.

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice offered three recommendations to Trump: allow experts to make the deal, don't negotiate away the "equities" of others including Japan and South Korea, and "don't be anxious to remove American troops from the equation".

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha stressed that sanctions against Pyongyang would not be lifted until it had taken concrete steps to denuclearise. Then, North Korea gets rid of some nukes.

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