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Reuters publishes its expectations as the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to North Korea for a 2-day visit, commencing this Friday.

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“United States appears to have shelved an “all or nothing” approach to North Korean denuclearization.

U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said there had been no sign of a breakthrough and little progress toward even defining the keys terms of any agreement.

What has been seen instead is an apparent softening in the Trump administration’s approach “¦ in statements this week, has redefined the U.S. goal as “the final, fully verified denuclearization of (North Korea) as agreed to by Chairman Kim.”