Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking to “Fox News Sunday,” said he was hoping for a “substantive step forward.” Still, he cautioned, “it may not happen, but I hope that it will.” Trump has predicted a “continuation of the progress” made during his first meeting with Kim in Singapore last June. During the Singapore summit, Kim said he was committed to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” But the conditions under which North Korea says it would commit to complete denuclearization have fluctuated over time.
When pressed by Chris Wallace to clarify how Trump administration differs from past administrations, Pompeo emphasized the “real economic pressure on the North Koreans,” he also said that the administration will abandon what he called the Obama administration’s policy of “praying” and “cowering” before the North Korean regime.
“President Trump has also said this is going to take time. There may have to be another summit. We may not get everything done this week,” Pompeo told Fox News.