Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that North Korea remains a nuclear threat, straying from President Donald Trump’s past comments but maintaining the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, continues to show commitment to denuclearizing the peninsula.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Pompeo was asked by host Jake Tapper whether he believes North Korea remains a nuclear threat.
“Yes,” Pompeo replied. Trump and Kim are set to hold a second summit in Vietnam this week.
When pressed about Trump no longer seeing North Korea as a nuclear threat, Pompeo said that’s not what Trump said.