U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo says he believes North Korean leader Kim Jong-un understands the urgency of denuclearization and will quickly proceed with steps toward this goal. 

Pompeo made the remark during a joint press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts. 

He said sanctions against the North are expected to be eased after achieving complete denuclearization. 


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