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Pompeo ‘regrets’ not making more progress on North Korea’s nuclear weapons

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated his “remorse” is that the Trump administration couldn’t get North Korean chief Kim Jong Un to do away with the nation’s nuclear weapons. 

“I remorse that we didn’t make more progress,” Pompeo advised the “Ruthless” podcast in an interview launched Thursday.

“We satisfied him not to do more nuclear testing and more long-range missile testing, however we weren’t capable of get him to surrender his nuclear program​,” he stated.

Pompeo, a former congressman from Kansas and potential 2024 presidential hopeful, ​mentioned his April 2018 assembly with Kim when he was the director of the CIA.​

Images confirmed the 2 shaking palms amid experiences that the assembly amounted to a significant break in US coverage.​​

He stated he made the journey to North Korea to tamp down tensions after former President Donald Trump warned the US would unleash “fireplace and fury​” except Kim stopped threatening the US and its allies within the area.

In March, North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles during joint US-South Korea military exercises.
In March, North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles throughout joint US-South Korea army workouts.
KCNA through REUTERS

“We have been making an attempt to take the stress stage down and create a scenario the place we might have a rational dialogue,” Pompeo stated.

“The president was ready to think about whether or not a summit may be applicable. It was actually fairly the, fairly the expertise.”

Otto Warmbier
Otto Warmbier was launched from a North Korean jail in a coma in 2017, and died every week later.
Xinhua Information Company through Getty Photographs

“After I grew to become CIA director, [I] had no earthly concept that at some point I’d be on a quiet airplane touring at midnight to land at an airstrip in Pyongyang to fulfill Chairman Kim, who had dedicated probably the most horrific crimes in opposition to humanity,” he stated, remarking concerning the Otto Warmbier case.

Warmbier, a 22-year-old school pupil from Ohio, died every week after being launched from a North Korean jail in a coma in June 2017.

Pompeo could follow in Trump's footsteps and run for president in 2024.
Pompeo might comply with in Trump’s footsteps and run for president in 2024.
Saul Loeb/AFP through Getty Photographs

Pompeo additionally stated he spent months on the point of meet Kim, however “nothing can fairly put together you for being there.”

Kim has resumed upsetting the US since Trump left workplace, and in March test-fired two short-range missiles throughout joint US-South Korea army workouts.

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