US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked countries to maintain diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea in order to achieve denuclearisation, at an ASEAN summit meeting on Saturday. «It's worth remembering this isn't just an American security goal. It is clear our partners and allies within ASEAN know how important the denuclearisation of North Korea is for their own security,» he said... Еще. Pompeo also cited a UN report which accused Russia of circumventing sanctions placed on North Korea. This included joint ventures with North Korean companies and issuing permits to North Korean workers. The Secretary of State said Washington would take seriously any action that reduces pressure on the Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear arsenal.