WASHINGTON (AP) The United States is offering assurances to North Koreas Kim Jong Un as it seeks to put in motion the potential for a sweeping nuclear deal ahead of President Donald Trumps upcoming summit with the North Korean leader.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will need to provide security assurances to Kim if theyre able to forge an agreement. Pompeo met with Kim last week in North Korea, helping set the stage for Trumps historic meeting with Kim in Singapore on June 12.
Trump has set an ambitious goal for North Korea to get rid of its nuclear weapons in a permanent and verifiable way. In return, the U.S. is willing to help the impoverished nation strengthen its economy.