'Didn't get there' on NK deal, but 'hopeful': Pompeo

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Published on March 5, 2019 - Duration: 01:28s

'Didn't get there' on NK deal, but 'hopeful': Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting with farmers in Iowa on Monday said, despite not reaching an agreement with North Korea during peace talks in Hanoi, he was "hopeful" that he'd have a team in Pyongyang in the "next couple weeks" to resume talks on denuclearization.

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'Didn't get there' on NK deal, but 'hopeful': Pompeo

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a meeting with farmers in Iowa on Monday said, despite not reaching an agreement with North Korea during peace talks in Hanoi, he was "hopeful" that he'd have a team in Pyongyang in the "next couple weeks" to resume talks on denuclearization.

U.S. President Donald Trump last week walked away from a nuclear deal at his summit with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam because of unacceptable demands from the North Korean leader to lift punishing U.S.-led sanctions.

The failure to agree a deal followed Trump and Kim's first historic meeting in June 2018 in Singapore, where they pledged to improve relations and work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Negotiations have made little headway since, with North Korea demanding a lifting of punishing U.S.-led sanctions, a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and security guarantees.

The United States has insisted on complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation before punishing sanctions are lifted.

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