South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today and gave a nod to what the US has done in the Kim-Trump summit.
Moon said that “there have been many analyses on the outcome of the summit but I think what’s most important was that the people of the world, including those in the United States, Japan and Koreans, have all been able to escape the threat of war, nuclear weapons and missiles.”
Pompeo said that “we’re hopeful that we can achieve that in the 2-1/2 years,” referring the major nuclear disarmament in North Korea. And he tweaked the meaning of “complete” and said it “encompasses verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization. But no one asked him when the word “complete” started including those extra meaning.
In Japan, the Yomiuri newspaper reported that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging a meeting with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un, possibly in Pyongyang around August.