US’ Pom­peo to meet top aide to Kim Jong-un

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

US SEC­RE­TARY of State Mike Pom­peo will meet a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in New York on Thursday, the State Depart­ment said. The US chief diplo­mat and Kim Yong-chol “will dis­cuss mak­ing progress on all four pil­lars of the Sin­ga­pore Sum­mit joint state­ment, in­clud­ing achiev­ing the fi­nal, fully ver­i­fied de­nu­cle­ari­sa­tion,” a state­ment said, re­fer­ring to the June meet­ing be­tween Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The New York meet­ing comes with the two sides at log­ger­heads nearly five months af­ter the sum­mit, in which Trump and Kim pledged to work to­ward de­nu­cle­aris­ing the Korean penin­sula.

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