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US 'hopeful' for continued talks with N Korea: Pompeo

AFP  |  Washington 

US voiced hopes Friday that negotiations with would continue following reports that is considering suspending the talks.

"We are hopeful that we can continue to hold this conversation," he told reporters.

Russian agency TASS reported earlier that the North's rejected yielding to "US demands in any form," after the summit between leader Un and ended without agreement.

Trump told a post-summit press conference in that the North Korean leader had promised he would maintain his moratorium on missile and nuclear tests.

Analysts voiced fears that the change of tone from could mean a resumption of tests, but Pompeo remained upbeat about the pause staying in place.

"In on multiple occasions, (Kim) spoke directly to the and made a commitment that he would not resume nuclear testing, nor would he resume missile testing," Pompeo said.

"We have every expectation that he will live up to that commitment.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 21:25 IST
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