Trump and Kim will meet on June 12: Mike Pompeo

Washington: The historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to take place on June 12, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Testifying before a powerful Congressional committee, Pompeo identified de-nuclearisation of North Korea as one of the top national security priority of the Trump Administration.

“The maximum pressure campaign of diplomatic and economic sanctions is bearing fruit with the historic meeting set to take place on June 12. This campaign has been undertaken in concert with an unprecedented number of allies and partners,” Pompeo said in his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

“Our posture will not change until we see credible steps taken toward the complete, verifiable, and irreversible de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. We are clear-eyed about the regime’s history. It’s time to solve this once and for all,” Pompeo said. -Agencies