His comments followed two days of frosty talks in Pyongyang aimed at persuading Kim to give up nuclear weapons, which prompted North Korean accusations he had used "gangster-like" diplomacy.
Pompeo said that in past two decades, USA bilateral trade with Vietnam had grown 8,000 percent, and American companies had poured in billions of dollars of investments. 'If I paid attention to the press, I'd go nuts'.
(L to R) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korea's Foreign Minsiter Kang Kyung-wha in Tokyo.
Before arriving in North Korea, Pompeo said he was seeking to "fill in" some details on North Korea's commitments and maintain the momentum toward implementing the agreement from the summit.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo had been "very firm" on three basic goals: complete denuclearisation of North Korea, security assurances and repatriation of remains of Americans killed in the 1950-53 Korean War. He said North Korea understood that denuclearization must be "fully verified" and "final".
Japan's doomsday cult leader behind gas attack is executed
His hanging Friday was the first execution of any of the 13 cult members on death row for the attack and other crimes. The cult released sarin gas on the Tokyo subway system in March 1995 killing 13 people and injuring more than 6000.
Both issues are considered essential tests of whether Kim is serious about talks.
While insisting again that the talks were moving forwards, he stressed that nothing had happened to merit a relaxation of the tough sanctions imposed on the North over its nuclear missile programme.
Trump raised the issue when he met with Kim in Singapore and Pompeo also talked about it during his latest visit to Pyongyang.
In South Korea, where President Moon Jae-in has emerged as a key facilitator of U.S. And, the promised remains have yet to be delivered.
North Korea has called high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "extremely regrettable", contradicting Washington's account of how the meeting in Pyongyang went. Pyongyang said the U.S. had betrayed the spirit of the summit by making "one-sided and robber-like" demands on the denuclearisation of North Korea.
However, it said that it could not help but feel regret about the attitude and stance the US had. "But this expectation and hope of ours was so naive as to be gullible", the statement said.
"And to our North Korean friends, I can't say the word friend yet".
Pyongyang noted that it had already destroyed a nuclear test site - a concession that Trump has publicly hailed as a victory for peace - and lamented that Pompeo had proved unwilling to match this with U.S. concessions.
Pompeo was asked about the CD earlier by a journalist accompanying him to North Korea; the secretary of state laughed but did not confirm or deny the report.
Pompeo and Kim met for almost three hours Friday and then had dinner amid growing skepticism over how serious Kim Jong Un is about giving up his nuclear arsenal and translating the upbeat rhetoric following his summit with Trump into concrete action.
In fact, near the end of the statement, KCNA quoted the spokesman as saying "we still cherish our good faith in President Trump".
However, the statement also appeared to separate North Korea's annoyance with the USA from its relationship with Trump himself. "If you make the Americans fight for every inch, the Americans will start measuring progress in inches - and will wind up paying by the inch".
However, the fire continues to spread into the timberland of Klamath and Rogue River-Siskiyou national forests. The fire is not now threatening the city of Ashland, the city's emergency management team reported Saturday.
Goal-scoring chances likely will be at premium, which leads us to believe this will be a hard-fought, but low-scoring, game. In India, Sony Liv will stream the World Cup match, as will the Jio TV app for fans who want to watch Colombia vs.
Richard Blumenthal accused Trump of outsourcing his decision to the Federalist Society and other conservative groups. Trump during the campaign pledged to pick justices who would reject 45 years of precedent and overturn Roe v.
Police are still working to determine what went wrong when a boat carrying 10 USA tourists exploded in the Bahamas on Saturday. A passenger aboard a nearby boat captured the chaos on his cell phone as others helped pull people from the burning vessel.
After Todd was bit by the snake. "Please say a little prayer for my sweet hero". "This is what a hero looks like", she wrote. Goodwin posted photos of the recovering retriever on her Facebook with the caption: 'My hero of a puppy Todd saved me'.
James will join a Lakers team which has missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons, the longest streak in franchise history. Such a superteam is unprecedented in the modern National Basketball Association , but it is the challenge James must overcome.
James is now eligible to sign a five-year supermax deal with the Cavaliers that would be worth $205 million over five seasons. As the official opening of free agency draws closer there's a strong sense that James is leaning toward the Lakers .
Saudi Arabia's objective, revealed at the OPEC meeting in June, has been to stabilize production and prices around current levels. US West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude futures were down 16 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $73.98 per barrel.
Cousins said other possible teams told his agent that he was not the right fit or they were anxious about his injury long term. Yes, indeed, the National Basketball Association is laughing today, because that's more therapeutic than crying.
Replays showed that Layun did in fact step on Neymar's leg, but his exaggerated reaction after the foul was something to behold. It was another painful exit for Mexico , who have failed to play a fifth game at the World Cup since hosting in 1986.
Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic
Right now, it appears Beryl should remain below hurricane status with strengthening up to a 50-55 miles per hour most likely. The National Hurricane Center has named Tropical Depression Two in the Atlantic Ocean Thursday morning.
LeBron James hasn’t met with Lakers coach Luke Walton
LeBron has been the No. 1 victim of Stephenson's antics, and the most memorable thing he did was when he blew into James' ear. That means, for now at least, James' four-year, $145M signing is likely the only seismic move on the horizon for the Lakers.
Pawnee Fire Map: Location of Fire & Evacuations
The Spring Fire , which had burned more than 56,000 acres as of Monday, is the largest fire that's now burning in Colorado . The smoke reached some 75 miles (120 km) south to San Francisco, leaving films of ash on cars and windows.
Injured Bumrah ruled out of England T20 series
Obviously you want to perform as an individual. "For me, [this] is just a set of worldwide games in another country". Especially I spoke to [Cheteshwar] Pujara, and Ishant [Sharma] as well, who've been here before.
There's a Red OnePlus 6 Coming on 10th July
But, he added, this process has created a more durable and "elegant" red sheen that's expected to last "for years to come". Its Project Red iPhones inject a sober yet striking look on the smartphone lineup and contribute to a noble cause as well.