Here’s what Mike Pompeo said when asked directly if there’s been 'any progress' on North Korea nukes
Sec. of State Mike Pompeo (Photo: Screen capture)

During his Wednesday hearing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played coy when asked about the progress on de-nuclearization with North Korea.


"Is North Korea continuing to pursue submarine launch ballistic missiles?" asked Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA).

"I can't answer that for you," Pompeo said.

"You can't answer that?" the senator said.

Instead, Pompeo said that there are things he can only provide in a classified setting and that includes any and all progress on North Korea, regardless of what is reported in the media. He was then asked if North Korea has agreed to destroy its chemical weapon stockpiles.

Pompeo, again, was vague in his answer.

"The North Koreans understand precisely the definition of de-nuclearization and agreed," he said.

"Have they committed to destroying their biological weapons?" Gardner asked.

Pompeo said again that they are committed to de-nuclearization.

Meanwhile, however, he confessed that North Korea is continuing to produce nuclear bomb fuel.

Watch the conversation below: