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Pompeo warns Seoul not to move too quickly without progress from Pyongyang

Washington worried closer ties progressing ahead of nuclear disarmament

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The United States has told its ally South Korea it should not improve ties with North Korea faster than Pyongyang takes steps to give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Speaking as a working group with South Korea to coordinate North Korean policy held an inaugural meeting in Washington, Pompeo indicated that Washington had been concerned that Seoul had moved too quickly with Pyongyang.

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