Trump Cancels Pompeo North Korea Visit Over Lack Of Denuclearization Progress

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump canceled an upcoming scheduled visit from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to North Korea over lack of denuclearization progress.

Trump also blamed China for not being helpful in imposing sanctions on North Korea and affirmed his desire to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for another summit.

Trump met the North Korean leader for a summit in Singapore earlier this summer, where they affirmed a commitment to denuclearization.

The president’s tweet, however, reinforces open-source reports that North Korea has done little in the way of dismantling its nuclear program. Trump originally claimed victory after the summit, saying the threat from North Korea had been neutralized and tensions with the hermit kingdom have reduced significantly.