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Pompeo: Kim Jong-un has confirmed his willingness to denuclearize

Pompeo speaks in the White House briefing room
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo speaks in the White House briefing room. Photo: Mandel Ngan/ AFP via Getty Images

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has "indicated to me personally that he's prepared to denuclearize, that he understands that the current model doesn't work."

Why it matters: Pompeo said the only acceptable outcome to Tuesday's summit in Singapore is one in which North Korea permanently denuclearizes, and that Kim is open to that outcome. The problem, though, is the two sides don’t seem to have reached a consensus on what denuclearization actually looks like.