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US vows to provide security assurance to N.Korea's Kim

IANS  |  Washington 

US said Sunday the US will provide security assurance to North Korea's top Un, if the country could achieve denuclearisation.

In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo said, "We will have to provide security assurances to be sure," referring to the US commitment to Pyongyang's regime security.

"This has been the trade-off that has been pending for 25 years. No has ever put in a position where the North Korean leadership thought that this was truly possible that the Americans would actually do this," he explained.

Pompeo also said on Friday that the US and are ready to help to achieve prosperity if it takes "bold" action in denuclearisation, reports

"Now, the task is for and he to meet to validate the process by which this would go forward, to set up those markers so that we can negotiate this outcome," he said.

Speaking of Pyongyang's earlier statement to dismantle its nuclear site, Pompeo said it is "good news" and "one step along the way."

Pompeo said that "there's still a great deal of details to be worked on" in this regard.

"In the coming weeks, we will continue to work on that so we can be in a good spot on June 12th in for Trump," he said.

"I think Kim understands that. I think he appreciates the fact that this is going to have to be different and big and special, and something that has never been undertaken before."

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 07:30 IST
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