June 29, 2018 / 4:48 PM / in 5 months

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

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

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.

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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