Pompeo says Kim Jong Un ready to allow nuclear, missile site inspections

Satellite image courtesy Airbus Defense and Space and 38 North dated July 22, 2018 and obtained July 23, 2018 shows the apparent dismantling of facilities at the Sohae satellite launching station, North Korea. (Reuters)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ready to allow international inspectors into the North's nuclear and missile sites.

Pompeo, who met Kim during a short trip to Pyongyang on Sunday, said the inspectors would visit a missile engine test facility and the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site "as soon as" the two sides agree on logistics.

Pompeo also said both sides were "pretty close" to agreement on the details of a second summit, which Kim proposed to U.S. President Donald Trump in a letter last month.

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