The Wall Street Journal: Pompeo says U.S. wants ‘major disarmament’ of North Korea during Trump’s first term

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the U.S. hopes to achieve “major disarmament” of North Korea’s nuclear arsenal during President Donald Trump’s first term in office and has informed Kim Jong Un that it is prepared to resume joint military exercises with South Korea if the talks stall.

“We’re hopeful that we can achieve that in the 2 1/2 years,” he told reporters.

Pompeo, who arrived in Seoul to confer with senior South Korean and Japanese officials, also bristled at criticism that the summit declaration signed by Trump and Kim was vague and had failed to secure an explicit commitment from Pyongyang to intrusive verification.

An expanded version of this story is available at WSJ.com.

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