Pompeo says US, North Korea continue to make progress on nuclear issue

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he plans to push North Korea's Kim Jong-un to ditch his nukes when the two meet Sunday, adding he hopes to make clear to the dictator "that we understand what each side is truly trying to achieve".

Moon thanked Pompeo for his visit and expressed his well-wishes for the potential upcoming summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.

Pompeo tweeted after the meeting, "Had a good trip to #Pyongyang to meet with Chairman Kim".

Pompeo said he had a "great visit" and a "very successful morning", adding that Trump sent his regards.

Kim also praised their "nice meeting", telling Pompeo via an interpreter following the morning's talks that it was "a very nice day that promises a good future for both countries".

But the official - part of Mr Pompeo's delegation - did say the trip had been "better than the last time".

Trump met Kim in Singapore in June for an historic summit. -North Korea summit would take place in the near future, and mark irreversible progress in achieving denuclearization and bringing stable peace to the Korean Peninsula.

Pompeo had flown to Pyongyang from Tokyo after talks there with Japan's prime minister during which he pledged the Trump administration would coordinate and unify its strategy for denuclearization with allies.

Instead, the top USA diplomat has been tasked by his boss with preparing for a second summit with Kim Jong Un, which the North Koreans are pushing for, but that analysts warn will hurt US goals.

Pompeo landed this afternoon in South Korea, whose dovish president Moon Jae-in has served as a go-between for the two sides.

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He also was supposed to meet with Kim in August, but Trump canceled the trip at the last minute.

The top United States diplomat offered no details, and upon landing in South Korea, he briefed White House national security adviser John Bolton and Mr Trump's chief of staff John Kelly on his trip. He left Pyongyang in July hailing progress, only for North Korea to denounce him for making "gangster-like demands". North Korea had committed to this previously but has been resistant to allowing worldwide inspectors to visit sites it has claimed have been dismantled.

As President Trump said, there are many steps along the way and we took one of them today.

"It is important for us to hear from you as I travel to Pyongyang to make sure that we are fully in sync with respect to missile programs, (chemical and biological weapons) programs", Pompeo told Abe. "It was another step forward", Pompeo said in a meeting with Moon at the Blue House.

North Korean officials who dined with members of Pompeo's staff in a separate room pushed for Trump to visit Pyongyang for a second summit.

Moon said he hoped that Pompeo's visit and a second US-North Korea summit would provide a chance to take "a decisive step forward in the denuclearization and peace process on the Korean Peninsula".

Absent sanctions relief, North Korea has rejected turning over what Washington really wants in return: a complete inventory of its nuclear and ballistic missile facilities that could be used by worldwide inspectors to verify they have been dismantled.

While North Korea blew up the entrances of the tunnels in May and removed the diagnostic equipment, the shafts could be reopened or new tunnels could be excavated if Kim made a decision to restart underground test blasts, he said.

South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha has given a hint of what a grand bargain between the two countries could look like.

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