US aims for 'major' North Korea disarmament in 2.5 years: Pompeo

SEOUL – The United States hopes to achieve “major disarmament” by North Korea within the next 2.5 years, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday (June 13), speaking a day after President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit.

Mr Trump and Mr Kim met in Singapore on Tuesday and reached a short agreement that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to “work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”, but provided no details on when Pyongyang would give up nuclear arms or how that might be verified.

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