UPDATED 8:13 AM PT – Sat. July 7, 2018
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Japan after wrapping up two days of talks with senior officials in North Korea.
On Saturday, Pompeo briefed reporters about his time in Pyongyang saying, progress was made “on almost all of the central issues” but there’s still more work to be done.
The secretary of state said, he spent “a good deal of time” talking about a denuclearization timeline and missile facilities.
He added, North Korea has agreed to continue talks on dismantling nuclear facilities, and the repatriation of the remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean war.
“We now have a meeting in (inscrutable) set up for July 12th that could move by one day or two, where there will be discussions between the folks responsible for the repatriation of remains, will take place at the border. And that process will begin to develop over the days that followed. So, a very productive conversation about the process by which we will deliver on the commitments that were made in the Singapore summit.” -Mike Pompeo, secretary of state
Meanwhile, North Korea says it disagrees with the U.S. calls for denuclearization, and called the discussions with Pompeo very concerning.