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Pompeo: North Korea ignored U.S. requests on summit prep

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that President Trump canceled the North Korea summit in part because North Korea wasn’t responding to inquiries about planning the details of the summit, and that he helped draft Trump's letter canceling the summit.

What Pompeo said: “Over the past many days, we have endeavored to do what Chairman Kim and I had agreed, which was to put teams, preparation teams together to begin to work to prepare for the summit and we have received no response to our inquiries from them.” He also raised the possibility of new sanctions against Pyongyang.