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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Pyongyang’s actions at odds with denuclearization

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Kuala Lumpur: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday called North Korea’s actions to continue building missiles inconsistent with its promise of dismantling its nuclear weapons. “Chairman Kim (Jong-un) made a commitment to denuclearize. The world demanded that (he) do so in the UN Security Council resolutions,” Pompeo told journalists accompanying him during his flight from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. “In so far as they behave inconsistently with it, they violate one of the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” he was quoted as saying by Efe news.

Pompeo’s statements came after US intelligence services this week said that North Korea could be building new missiles in the same plant where it produced an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching cities located on the US East Coast. Within the framework of the ministerial summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Singapore, Pompeo planned to urge other attendees to remain committed toward continuing with sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council on Pyongyang. (IANS)