Pompeo: the denuclearization of the DPRK should be held before the expiry of trump

© AFP 2018 / Mandel the NganГоссекретарь USA Mike Pompeo. Archival photoPompeo: the denuclearization of the DPRK should be held before the expiry of trump© 2018 AFP / Mandel Ngan

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo still intends to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula until the end of the first term of Donald trump or even more, he declared on Wednesday at hearings in the Senate.

«Yes, and faster if possible,» Pompeo said at a hearing in Congress, responding to a question about the fact, remains a pressing goal to achieve the complete denuclearization of the DPRK before the end of the first term of the trump in 2021.

He said he could not call the timing of when the DPRK «begins to move towards full and verifiable denuclearization». «I don’t know the answer, I can’t tell you the date and moreover, I believe that this group of (senators) not to agree when this will start. It is a process that will take time,» said Pompeo.

Earlier in the hearing, he said that the DPRK continues the production of radioactive substances, but refused to discuss details in open hearings.

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