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US hopes to continue talks with North Korea: Pompeo

IANS  |  Washington 

US said that is still hopeful for continued talks with

"We are hopeful that we can continue to have conversation, negotiations," told reporters at a press conference held at the State Department on Friday.

He confirmed that there is ongoing negotiation between the two sides, but refused to give the details, reported.

said that he and his counterpart of had "very professional conversations" and he has "every expectation that we'll be able to continue to do that."

Pompeo's remarks came hours after blamed the US side for the failure of the recent summit between the North Korea's top Un and US

After ending the summit in on February 28 without reaching an agreement, Trump told a press conference that there was "a gap" in what the and the were pursuing.

According to Trump, Kim demanded relief from sanctions against "in their entirety" in exchange for denuclearising a "large portion" of the North Korea's nuclear program, something the could not agree to.

Dismissing Trump's claim, has said that North Korea only proposed partial removal of the sanctions, wanting those impeding the livelihood of their people to be removed first.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 04:28 IST
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