Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North Korea

Secretary of state disputes Pyongyang’s statement that his visit had been ‘regrettable’ and raised the ‘risk of war’

Pompeo Maintains Optimism on Nuclear Talks With North KoreaTOKYO—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted on Sunday that nuclear talks with North Korea had advanced after a two-day trip to the country, disputing Pyongyang’s statement that the visit had been “regrettable” and raised the “risk of war.”

Mr. Pompeo addressed reporters in Tokyo during a joint briefing with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, in which the three countries reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate on security matters and work toward a nuclear-free North Korea.

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