Little headway seen in N. Korea denuclearisation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls dealings with North Korea "a complex negotiation with a difficult adversary".
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls dealings with North Korea "a complex negotiation with a difficult adversary".PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

World may have to accept North as nuclear-armed state: Analysts

It was one question too far for the former spy chief turned top United States diplomat to answer openly.

When asked at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday if North Korea was still working on its nuclear programme, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paused and then said he would rather not answer the question in an open session. The hearings were televised live.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2018, with the headline 'Little headway seen in N. Korea denuclearisation'. Print Edition | Subscribe