August 23, 2018 / 8:36 PM / a year ago

Pompeo has no plans to meet North Korean leader Kim -State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Singapore August 4, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has no plans to meet with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to North Korea next week, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday.

“We have no expectations of meeting with Chairman Kim. That is not a part of this trip,” Nauert told a regular news briefing.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick; Editing by James Dalgleish

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