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N Korea at crossroads

Pompeo to visit North Korea in October

Trump claims no deadline for achieving denuclearization

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, meets with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, on the margins of the U.N. General Assembly, in New York on Sept. 26. (State Department photo)

NEW YORK -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accepted an invitation to visit Pyongyang next month, after meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho here Wednesday.

Pompeo's trip, announced by the State Department, will be used to prepare for an upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as well as to "make further progress on the implementation of the commitments from the U.S.-DPRK Singapore summit" held in June. The State Department used an acronym for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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