Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his “regret” is that the Trump administration couldn’t get North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to get rid of the country’s nuclear weapons.
“I regret that we didn’t make more progress,” Pompeo said, according to the Hill, citing his comments to a conservative podcast released Thursday.
“We convinced him not to do more nuclear testing and more long-range missile testing, but we weren’t able to get him to give up his nuclear program,” he said.
Pompeo, a former congressman from Kansas and possible 2024 presidential hopeful, discussed his April 2018 meeting with Kim when he was the director of the CIA.
Photos showed the two shaking hands amid reports that the meeting amounted to a major break in US policy.
He said he made the trip to North Korea to tamp down tensions after former President Donald Trump warned the US would unleash “fire and fury” unless Kim stopped threatening the US and its