David Brunnstrom

Pompeo says nothing's changed on North Korea talks: 'It'll be my team'

20 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. diplomatic efforts will continue toward the goal of denuclearization of North Korea, a day after a North Korean official said it no longer wanted to deal with him in talks.

North Korea urges Trump to drop Pompeo from talks; U.S. plays down weapons test

19 Apr 2019

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down. | Video

Trade, North Korea on agenda for Abe-Trump White House meeting April 26

18 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on April 26 to discuss trade and efforts to contain North Korea's nuclear programme, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site: U.S. researchers

17 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON Satellite images from last week show movement at North Korea's main nuclear site that could be associated with the reprocessing of radioactive material into bomb fuel, a U.S. think tank said on Tuesday.

Trump, Pompeo brush aside Kim's deadline for nuclear talks flexibility

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by year-end, with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then.

Pompeo hopes North Korea's Kim does 'right thing' on nuclear weapons in parliament speech

05 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday he hoped North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would use a meeting of the country's parliament next week to state publicly "it would be the right thing" for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

Pompeo calls on NATO to adapt to new threats from Russia, China

05 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on NATO allies to adapt to confront emerging threats, including Russia's military interventions in places such as Venezuela, Chinese strategic competition and cyber threats. | Video

NATO chief says Brazil, other Latin American countries could become 'partners'

04 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON NATO can look at the possibility of other Latin American states joining Colombia in becoming alliance partners, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, while appearing to rule out U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that Brazil could one day become a full member of the North Atlantic security body.

U.S. VP Pence warns Turkey against buying Russian air defences

04 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned Turkey on Wednesday against buying a Russian S-400 anti-missile system, keeping up pressure on the NATO ally to abandon a purchase that Washington views as a threat to U.S. military equipment.

U.S. says will not send high-level officials to China's Silk Road summit

03 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON The United States will not send high-level officials to attend China's second Belt and Road summit in Beijing this month, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Tuesday, citing concerns about financing practices for the initiative.

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