June 21, 2018 / 11:23 PM / 6 months ago

Pompeo plans North Korea meeting at 'earliest possible date' - U.S. spokeswoman

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo participates in a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and members of congress in the Cabinet Room about immigration at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans to meet with North Korean officials “at the earliest possible date” to implement the outcome of the recent leaders’ summit, a State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters there had been contact with the North Korea government since the summit. “Secretary Pompeo will be meeting with them and talking with them at the earliest possible date,” she said, adding: “We don’t have any meetings or travel to announce at this time.”

Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; editing by Diane Craft

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