WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has been dubbed a "diplomatic diplomat", has said the United States looks forward to sitting with North Korea's top leaders for nuclear talks.

Pompeo responded to a North Korean official statement condemning his earlier calls for the seven major economies to resume diplomatic and economic pressure on Pyongyang.

In a telephone press conference with Yonhap News Agency and other Asian media outlets, the diplomat said President Donald Trump had made clear that international sanctions on North Korea should be extended. Take action to eliminate nuclear weapons អាវុធ by Chhouk Bora