June 29, 2018 / 4:48 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. Secretary of State, South Korean counterpart agree to keep up pressure on North - State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spoken with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha to discuss the next steps on engaging with North Korea after the Singapore summit earlier this month, the State Department said in a statement.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during an event to unveil the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The two officials agreed that pressure on North Korea must continue until it denuclearizes, the statement said.

Reporting by Eric Walsh

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