US hopes for ‘major’ N. Korea disarmament by 2020: Pompeo

Seoul (AFP) – The US hopes to see “major disarmament” of North Korea by the end of President Donald Trump’s first term in 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday in Seoul.

Speaking the day after an unprecedented summit between Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Pompeo told reporters he was hopeful that negotations on Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament could move forward quickly and would take place “most certainly in the president’s first term.”

“Major disarmament… We’re hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years,” he added.