Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

USA to receive American soldiers remains in coming weeks: Mike Pompeo

USA to receive American soldiers remains in coming weeks: Mike Pompeo

But the accord did not spell out a timetable for the process or say how it would be carried out.

However, hours after North Korea demolished the site, Trump suddenly announced the cancellation of his meeting with Kim in Singapore due to "the tremendous anger and open hostility" from Kim. On Tuesday Trump said he had misspoken and that he had complete faith in USA intelligence agencies and accepted their conclusions. "We have no speed limit", the United States president told reporters.

Trump had said he and Putin discussed reducing nuclear weapons worldwide.

Pompeo told a Cabinet meeting chaired by U.S. President Donald Trump that progress was made on some issues when he visited Pyongyang earlier in July for the third time this year, but a lot of work remained to be done.

The apparent change of heart comes as the US' relationship with Pyongyang is "very good", and the American "hostages" are back, according to Trump. There have been no tests.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday there is no hurry to denuclearize North Korea under his accord with Kim Jong Un - a shift in tone from when the United States leader said the process would start very soon.

The US president also said North Korea's nuclear threat had been a major topic during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week.

Trump made the comments in a series of early morning tweets after his highly criticized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland and his visit with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries.

The president's latest comments on the timeline for denuclearisation appear to shift from his position ahead of the summit with Mr Kim, when he said denuclearisation should start "without delay".

A day after the meeting, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the bulk of North Korea's denuclearization should be completed by the end of Trump's term in 2020.

In a tweet Trump said he elicited a promise from Putin to help negotiate with North Korea but did not say how. "We're just going through the process".

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