North Korea is continuing to produce nuclear bomb fuel: Mike Pompeo
FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo

North Korea is continuing to produce fissile material for nuclear bombs in spite of its pledge to denuclearize, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.


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.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Lesley Wroughton; editing by Jonathan Oatis