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According to reporting by Reuters, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that North Korea is still producing necessary components for nuclear weapons, which runs contrary to loose promises made during the US-Kim summit in recent weeks, where the North Korean regime agreed to end their pursuit of nuclear armament.

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“Asked at a Senate committee hearing whether this was the case, Pompeo responded to Democratic Senator Ed Markey by saying: “Yes, that’s correct … yes, they continue to produce fissile material.”

Pompeo declined to respond when asked whether North Korea was continuing to pursue submarine-launched ballistic missiles.”