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US hopes for N Korea 'major disarmament' by 2020

US hopes for N Korea 'major disarmament' by 2020

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The US wants to see a "major disarmament" of North Korea within two and a half years - a timeframe taking it up to the end of Donald Trump's first term in office in 2020. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo admitted there was still "a lot of work left to do" following Tuesday's historic meeting between the president and Kim Jong Un in Singapore.The leaders pledged in a joint statement to work towards the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" but it stopped short of US demands for the North to give up its arsenal in a "verifiable" and "irreversible" way.Critics have said the summit was more style than substance, producing a document short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang's atomic weapons, and that Mr Trump had made too many concessions to Mr Kim. ...