US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on August 7 that she hopes to resume denuclearization negotiations between the United States and North Korea within a few weeks.
Pompeo said that he is hopeful that he will return to the negotiating table in the next few weeks. He also said that the authorities plan to start negotiations within a few weeks and prepare the two teams to come back together.
North Korea has tested short-range ballistic missiles four times in the past two weeks, and the Trump administration has sought to dilute the impact of the test. Pompeo said that the authorities have taken note of the actions taken by the DPRK and stated that their actions were carried out in North Korea. He said that Washington has noticed that in the past, when the US participated in the military exercise, there will be a nuclear test, but this time it did not. He pointed out that North Korea did not test long-range missiles, which is a good thing for both sides.
The Korean Central News Agency quoted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as saying that the test was an appropriate warning to the US-South Korea joint military exercise. US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that Kim Jong-un had promised to Washington that he would not test the intercontinental ballistic missiles, and that the Pyongyang authorities had repeatedly tested the missiles in order to test its performance.