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N. Korean media report talks with Pompeo in Pyongyang

All Headlines 10:16 July 08, 2018

SEOUL, July 8 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's state-run news agency on Sunday reported U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Pyongyang and his discussion with North Korean officials there.

"A delegation of the U.S. led by State Secretary Mike Pompeo left here Saturday after finishing the DPRK-U.S. high-level talks," the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, a day after Pompeo wrapped up his two-day visit to the North Korean capital.

"Profoundly discussed at the talks held in Pyongyang from July 6 and 7 were all issues arising in sincerely implementing the joint statement adopted and made public at the historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks," the KCNA said, referring to the June 12 talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore.

Flying to Tokyo on Saturday for a trilateral meeting with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts set for Sunday, Pompeo told reporters that progress has been made on denuclearization issues.

He said the two sides will meet on July 12 at the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom to discuss the repatriation of the remains of American troops killed in the North following the 1950-53 Korean War. The secretary also said the two sides will soon launch working-level talks to discuss the shutdown of the North's test site for missile engines.

The North, however, issued a statement hours after his departure calling the U.S. attitude and stance "gangster-like" and "truly regretful."

pbr@yna.co.kr
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