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Trump Calls Off Pompeo's Planned Trip To North Korea

US President Donald Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea for renewed negotiations to persuade it to abandon its nuclear weapons, citing insufficient progress on the issue.

It was a dramatic shift of tone for Trump, who had previously hailed his June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a success and said the North Korean nuclear threat was over.

US President Trump tweeted that insufficient progress was being made in dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear programme.

Mr Pompeo was due to head to Pyongyang next week with his newly appointed special envoy for North Korea - Stephen Biegun.