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Trump asks Pompeo to cancel N.Korea trip

IANS  |  Washington 

US has asked of State to cancel his upcoming trip to North Korea, citing the lacking of progress on the Peninsula denuclearization.

Trump on Friday tweeted that "I have asked of State not to go to North Korea, at this time, because I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", reported.

He added that "Pompeo looks forward to going to in the near future."

"In the meantime I would like to send my warmest regards and respect to I look forward to seeing him soon!," Trump said.

Earlier on Thursday, Pompeo said that he has appointed as the new for

He also said that he and will travel to next week "to make further diplomatic progress towards our objective."

Pompeo has visited three times, respectively in April, May and July.

Trump on August 20 said he would "most likely" meet with for a second time, and he believed had taken specific steps toward denuclearization.

In the joint statement after the June 12 Trump-meeting in Singapore, Trump committed to provide security guarantees to North Korea, while Kim reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to a complete denuclearization of the



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First Published: Sat, August 25 2018. 07:06 IST