Posted on September 20, 2018
Discussions between the two sides had stalled following a broad-strokes agreement made earlier this year. But this week’s inter-Korean summit saw the North’s Kim Jong-un agreeing to shut a major missile launch site. South Korean President Moon Jae-in also gave an unprecedented speech in front of tens of thousands of North Koreans. Mr Kim “agreed on a way to achieve denuclearisation” on the Korean peninsula following the summit with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in. Mr Pompeo said it was “on the basis of these important commitments” that the US was “prepared to engage immediately in negotiations”.