Top US diplomat to return to N. Korea as Trump hails Kim

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday agreed to return to North Korea next month to push forward denuclearization talks as President Donald Trump predicted breakthroughs soon.

Pompeo met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly with his North Korean counterpart, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, to discuss plans for his fourth trip to the longtime US arch-enemy.

Pompeo accepted an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to return to Pyongyang in October to move ahead on efforts for “the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK,” the State Department said, referring to the North by its official name of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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