WASHINGTON, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday offered to allow the American private sector to invest in North Korea if the regime agrees to fully dismantle its nuclear weapons program.
Pompeo returned from a trip to Pyongyong last week, where he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to prepare for the June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim.
"This will be ... private sector Americans ... coming in to help build out the energy grid that needs enormous amounts of electricity in North Korea," he said in an interview on Fox News.
On Friday Pompeo said the U.S. is prepared to work with North Korea "to achieve prosperity on par with our South Korean friends" in exchange for "bold action to quickly denuclearize."
Source: Yonhap News Agency