Pompeo sets off for talks on N. Korea nuclear arsenal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and the latest round of talks with Kim Jong-un on North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. Pompeo is to stay in the North Korean capital overnight for the first time, AFP reports. President Donald Trump met Kim at a historic summit in Singapore last month. Pompeo has been tasked with negotiating a plan to achieve the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula. After talks late Friday and early Saturday in Pyongyang, Pompeo is due to fly on to Tokyo to brief his Japanese and South Korean counterparts. His round-the-world diplomatic voyage will then take him on to Vietnam and then Abu Dhabi before he arrives in the Belgian capital Brussels to rejoin Trump for next week's NATO summit.