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U.S. aims for 'major' North Korea disarmament in 2-1/2 years - Pompeo


SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States hopes to achieve "major disarmament" by North Korea within the next 2-1/2 years, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, seeking to give assurances after a summit this week that Pyongyang will eventually give up its nuclear weapons.

President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on Tuesday, issuing a joint statement afterward that reaffirmed the North's commitment to "work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" and gave U.S. guarantees of security to North Korea.

   

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