Pompeo: US ready to offer DPRK security assurance

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Added On May 14, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States will provide security assurance to Kim Jong Un, the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), pending the country's denuclearization.
In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo said the U.S. will have to provide security
assurances to be sure," referring to the U.S. commitment to Pyongyang's regime security. 
 
SOUNDBITE: MIKE POMPEO,?US Secretary ofState "
This has been a tradeoff that has been pending for 25 years. No?president has ever put America in a position where the North Korean leadership thought that this was truly possible, that the Americans would actually do this, I think Chairman Kim shares the objectives with the American people, I am convinced of that. Now the task is for President Trump and he to meet to validate the process by which this would go forward, to set out those markers so that we can negotiate this outcome."
 
Speaking of Pyongyang's earlier statement to dismantle its nuclear site, Pompeo said it is good news, however, he stressed that there is still a great deal of work to be done.
 
He added that the U.S. will continue to prepare for the scheduled meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump, which is set to take place on June 12th in Singapore.
 
When asked about his meetings with Kim, Pompeo said their conversations were "professional." 
 
SOUNDBITE: MIKE POMPEO, US Secretary of State 
He?knows – he knows his brief. He knows what the – what he is trying to achieve for the North Korean people. He is able to deal with complexity when the conversation requires it.”