Speaking at a Senate hearing, the top USA diplomat refused to discuss details of ongoing negotiations between the countries to dismantle the regime's nuclear weapons program.
On North Korea's promise to return the remains of some American soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, Pompeo clarified that the USA has yet to receive them.
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"I'm confident what (Trump) intended there was, 'we did reduce the threat, '" Pompeo told a Senate panel. "We took the tension level down". "I don't think there's any doubt about that".
"We've been pretty unambiguous in our conversations about what we mean when we say complete denuclearisation", Pompeo told a Senate subcommittee hearing.
But Pompeo played it coy when asked about specific conditions the administration has set for North Korea to achieve denuclearization and secure economic concessions. But, he added: "We have not yet physically received them".
The report states that "continued work at the Yongbyon facility should not be seen as having any relationship to North Korea's pledge to denuclearize", but the photos suggest that Pyongyang continues to proceed with business as usual when it comes to maintaining its nuclear sites following the summit.
In response to a question from Montana Republican Sen. Uranium enrichment, a key component for civil nuclear power generation and military nuclear weapons, is still taking place, according to 38 North's interpretation of the images.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, then serving as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, reportedly pushed for Harris' placement in Korea. But as North Korea's largest trading partner and immediate neighbor, China is especially keen to see a resolution to the nuclear crisis that has threatened the stability of the region.